Social Enterprise as a Coral Reef: Insights into the Evolution of Social Impact

 

To mix metaphors, seeing successful social enterprises as coral reefs may be the tip of the iceberg in a new understanding of how social enterprises grow and affect social change, and how we can help them do so. These themes will be explored more fully at our EconoUs2017 event Doing Business Differently: An evening of celebration and insight on September 14, 2017.

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We see the value of social + financial.

At its core, social entrepreneurship uses markets and new ideas to solve social problems. Regardless of whether it’s an individual or an organization, regardless of their choice of incorporation- non-profit or for-profit, these elements are the driving force.

We support social entrepreneurship.

We are a private foundation that believes in supporting social entrepreneurship through programmatic, grant making, and partnership approaches. We take a systems view to every decision we make and foster social entrepreneurship by supporting the ecosystem and providing social entrepreneurs with capacity building resources.

We are entrepreneurial.

We believe in making social entrepreneurship mainstream. We know we can’t do it alone. Which is why we don’t just fund organizations; we work with them and learn with them to move the sector forward, taking risks along the way.
OUT AND ABOUT (July-mid August/17)

OUT AND ABOUT (July-mid August/17)

There are a growing number of events connected to social entrepreneurship. Many of them happen in our home city, demonstrating what an incredible hub of activity Calgary is. The Trico Foundation team is pleased to attend many of them and wish we could attend more.

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Trico Foundation Announces 2017 Social EnterPrize Recipients

Trico Foundation Announces 2017 Social EnterPrize Recipients

Fogo Island Inn and Furniture Bank are the 2017 recipients of the Social EnterPrize, a $100,000 award celebrating excellence in Canadian social entrepreneurship. The awards will be formally presented during EconoUs2017 on the evening of September 14th, 2017. Tickets now available!

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Trico Foundation Announces 2017 Social EnterPrize Jury

Trico Foundation Announces 2017 Social EnterPrize Jury

Specifically hand-picked for their expertise, leadership, and knowledge of social entrepreneurship, the selection of the 2017 jury members was a strategic part of Trico Charitable Foundation’s plan to take the Social EnterPrize – and its work in building capacity in social entrepreneurship – to the next level . We are also thrilled the jury members represented Canada coast to coast, all the way from Fredericton, New Brunswick to Vancouver, British Columbia, while also drawing heavily from our home city, Calgary. We are grateful to our jury for choosing the two amazing and deserving organizations to be celebrated at EconoUs2017 on September 14th, 2017.

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With All The Best Intentions

With All The Best Intentions

As we begin to think through the possibilities and ramifications, we become intentional in how we respond to and solve problems. It is by way of this understanding that we move through the murky waters of uncertainty, towards consistent methods of risk management and brand development.

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