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Social innovators have improved the lives of 722 million in over 190 countries

Since its foundation in 1998, a total of 722 million lives have been directly improved by the work of our community of social innovators.

Through values-based and innovative approaches, focusing on inclusivity, collaboration and sustainability, the Foundation’s social innovator community has impacted over 100 million people around the world from 2019 to 2022.

The impact of this community includes:

41 million people

with improved healthcare

20 million young people

with improved access to healthcare

15.3 million people

empowered through better access to finance

6 million women


3.6 million people

with improved social and economic livelihoods through financial disbursements and capacity building

2.2 million young people

with better access to education

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Tech Matters (Benetech)

The biggest impact the Schwab Foundation had on my organization was connecting us to other social entrepreneurs, who are our most important partners in accomplishing systems change

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Find out more in the 2022 Schwab Foundation Impact Report