Innovation Works is fortunate to have a broad base of support from Baltimore entrepreneurs, foundations, and institutions with genuine excitement and interest in IW’s mission, values, and model. IW attracts investors who support IW’s investment principles.
IW is proud to be financially supported by a wide variety of investors, including faith institutions, businesses, charitable foundations and individuals. IW’s general operating fund primarily covers all efforts to support Baltimore’s disinvested neighborhoods and supporting the development of the enterprises in its pipeline.Donate Online
Ignite Capital’s investment efforts are subsidized by grants from The Frank Knott Founder Fund, previously known as the Pipeline Support Fund, which cover Ignite Capital’s operating expenses, allows for grants to pre-launch enterprises, and supports the loan loss reserve for the fund’s lending activities.Learn More
Ignite Capital offers 0% interest revolving notes and 2% interest growth notes to entrepreneurs that we invite you to invest into. That said, we understand that investing directly into Ignite Capital is not the right financial decision for everyone, which is why we have created our Co-Investor Network. This gives investors the opportunity to partner with Ignite Capital by investing directly into the social enterprises in our pipeline.Learn More