Creating Greater Impact Together

From corporations to foundations, impact investors to international development organizations, accelerators to government agencies, we work with mission-aligned partners who have the resources and passion to support social entrepreneurs in their communities. 

Collaborating for a Better World

We offer our partners an opportunity to multiply their impact and accelerate scalable solutions to fight poverty, build women’s economic power, and create more climate resilient communities.

Complementary Resources

Our partners are catalysts for change — contributing a variety of complementary resources that include funding, direct investment capital, access to local networks, and specialized expertise, services, or technology — to support the growth of social enterprises.

Strategic Partners

Our partners, sponsors, and donors share our bold belief in the power of social entrepreneurship to tackle the world’s toughest challenges and deliver lasting impact. 

Community Partners

We work with a select group of community partners to increase access to programs and investment for social entrepreneurs within the communities they serve.

Program Partners

These partners contribute knowledge, expertise, and human capital that expand our combined impact and capacity to serve scalable social enterprises.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, Miller Center does not provide grants, gifts, or donations to partners.  However, social enterprises that have successfully completed our accelerator program can apply for investment funding through Miller Center Capital.   

There are a number of different ways Miller Center engages with partners in order to create a meaningful value exchange. There are 3 primary types of partnerships:

  • Strategic Partners provide funding and other resources  to support Miller Center programs and Miller Center Capital, and collaborate with us to achieve greater impact around our common goals.
  • Community Partners play an essential role in helping scalable social enterprises gain access to programs, resources, and investment opportunities. Our Community Partners include impact investors, entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs), or others in the social entrepreneurship ecosystem. 
  • Program Partners contribute complimentary technical knowledge/ expertise, technology, products/services, or human capital that builds the capacity of Miller Center, or the entrepreneurs we support, and grows our combined impact.
  • Extraordinary value for money with your grantmaking and philanthropic investments
  • Access to a strong pipeline of investment-ready social enterprises
  • Insights, success stories, and measurable impact from innovative social enterprises
  • On ramp to Miller Center’s Accelerator, knowledge, methodology and tools
  • A network of 1,400 social enterprises, 350+ executive mentors, and thousands of other supporters
  • Engagement with Santa Clara University faculty and students
  • Funding and catalytic capital to support for the acceleration and growth of scalable social enterprises
  • Knowledge, expertise, and/or resources that expand our reach and capacity to serve scalable social enterprises
  • A strong network of local and regional organizations to help us find, attract, and serve the most scalable social enterprises from every corner of the world

“This partnership means that we are moving from co-investing by happenstance to being more intentional about mutually supporting social entrepreneurs with investment and capacity-building support.”

Kate Cochran
Kate Cochran
CEO, Upaya Social Ventures