michelson impact ventures
Accelerating progress toward a more just and compassionate world
Michelson Impact Ventures is a social change fund deploying impact investment capital into mission-aligned, for-profit start-ups in education, future of work, healthcare, human-animal bond, veterinary health, and future of food.

Our Programs

Michelson Impact Ventures’ portfolio features 50+ companies across multiple sectors including, medical education, fin tech, and future of food—all aimed at seeding change.
Michelson Runway
Michelson Runway is the world’s first social impact accelerator dedicated to supporting innovations in higher education, alternative education, and career training.
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Leap Ventures, a partnership between Michelson Found Animals, Mars Petcare, and R/GA, ignites growth across the pet care startup ecosystem.

Our Foundations

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As a network of private operating foundations, Michelson Philanthropies creates transformative opportunities, makes positive impact investments, and fosters strategic partnerships supporting vulnerable and underserved communities.
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Michelson Medical Research Foundation, founded in 1995, creates medical research infrastructure and drives a model for highly collaborative convergent projects and targeted science.

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Michelson 20mm

Founded in 2010, the Michelson 20MM Foundation is a private, nonprofit foundation working toward equity for underserved and historically underrepresented communities.

Michelson Found Animals
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Michelson Found Animals Foundation seeks to end shelter euthanasia and enhance the lives of pets and people, regardless of the pet owner’s socioeconomic status.