Friends for Impact

Fundraising Network for Future of Work

Our Mission

We believe everyone has potential to become a Changemaker, regardless of Gender, Race or Religion. Our mission is to facilitate innovators and changemakers to accelerate equitable access, especially for the underserved, to Health Equity, Education, and Entrepreneurship.

Our community are innovative thinkers, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, business leaders, thought leaders, evangelists, venture capitalists, those  who are purpose-led and solution-driven, and support entrepreneurship and innovations. 

Born from a hand-holding effort of a group of friends to raise urgent fund for Japan’s earthquake and tsunami victims in 2011, Friends for Impact has grown to become the Catalyst of Change. Friends for Impact (FFI) is a 501(c)3 organization for public interest, registered under New York State’s Not-For-Profit Corporation law.

Our program adheres to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals​

Our Work

To create pathways to capital and opportunities, we operate at both sides of the table: Fundraising and Capacity Building.


Our fundraising work would not become possible without the generous contributions from our private corporate donors, foundations, donor advised funds, and individuals. We deeply appreciate for the support in our hand holding effort to make positive change in people’s lives.

We aim to reach a fundraising target of $1 Million to set up a Founders Impact Fund, to support the Capacity Building for Female Founders, Founders of Colors, Diverse and Underserved Founders.

Capacity Building

We support Technology-focused, Research-based and STEM career-oriented work. While adapting to the fast changing of technology and innovation, we maintain Diversity – Equity – Inclusion to advance our people’s capacity and growth, regardless of Gender, Race or Religion.

FFI@University is the Global Entrepreneurs Exchange Program which supports global entrepreneurs. For more details, please visit the Program’s website:

Funding Purposes

We work with Foundations, Donor-Advised Funds, Venture Capitals,  Corporate CSR, Non-profits as well as Public to support for DEI Entrepreneurship in the U.S. and Asia-Pacific. Organizations and projects that are innovative, advancing the diversity, equity and inclusion, community driven, and making change and impact will be our focus. As of date, we have raised more than half of million of dollars and distributed 100% to our selected causes. It would not become possible without generous supports from our donors.

Tools & Equipment

Social barriers are related to the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, learn, work and age (CDC), which create serious issues such as food security, housing stability, access to healthcare, so on. We support the underserved by providing tools and equipment to overcome their challenges created by social barriers.

Internship & Fellowship

We believe everyone can create innovation, whether they are entrepreneurs, leaders, researchers or faculty. While top 1% has access to opportunities and capital, the rest of 99% are left behind with numerous challenges. The fellowships are for research cost, lab activities, customer discovery or to build products.

Training & Academy

Innovation is at the intersection of Technology, Business and Science. In order to create more innovations, continuous trainings for  entrepreneurs, researchers, innovators are essential, so that more impactful solutions could be developed to benefit local communities.

Fundraising Causes & Projects

We are raising funds for below ongoing projects. We love to have your help, involvement and support. Email us: 

Cause: Food Security & Health Equity

Category: Tools & Equipment
Equipment: Cost of a Smart Fridge at $5,500 each excluding freight fee.
Beneficiaries: Underserved Food Entrepreneurs
Location: New York, USA

Cause: Building Workforce with Global Talent

Category: Internship & Fellowship
Internship: Compensation of $300 per student.
Beneficiaries: Underserved Students
Location: Brooklyn borough, New York, USA

Cause: Removing Rural Divide & Building Workforce

Category: Tools & Equipment
Tools: Cost of used laptops at $300 for each student.
Beneficiaries: Underserved Students
Location: Isolated areas, USA

Cause: Removing Rural Divide & Green Transition

Category: Tool & Equipment
Equipment: Cost of one Solar Pump system at $15,000 per farm of 3 hectares.
Beneficiaries: Small-scale Farmers
Location: Ethnic area, Gia Lai, Vietnam

Make a Donation

Please support our work by:

  1. Make your online gift using our PayPal’s Donation account. Please email us for instruction.
  2. Make a stock gift or to include FFI@University in your estate plans by contacting FFI Donation team. Please email us before any stock or cash wire donation. If you would like to make a gift of mutual funds, or restricted or closely held securities, please email us for instructions.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax receipt comes directly from Friends For Impact, Inc

Our Past Projects & Beneficiaries

We have raised more than half of million of dollars and have distributed 100% fund raised to various selected beneficiaries. Some notable benefited charitable organizations are listed below. While we maintain our hand-holding effort in supporting Urgent Needs as in the past, we have built out our own Capacity and place strong focus on supporting Entrepreneurs and Innovators, who could create change and together with us scale our social impact to benefit our Community.

Collective Partners

We deeply appreciate for the support of our Collective Partners in our hand holding effort to make positive change in people’s lives.

Get Involved?

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