SAT Catalyst Fund

Creating enterprise solutions to poverty

Sat Catalyst Fund

SAT Catalyst Fund… A Way to Move Beyond Helping That Hurts

The SAT Catalyst Fund is a resource for congregations and their business-minded donors who want to invest financially in job creation, entrepreneurship and Business as Mission (BAM) through the mission work of their church.

SAT stands for Sustainability And Transformation.  There is nothing more sustainable, transformative and dignity-giving than providing a person with the means to provide for themselves and their family.

Impact Investing for the Church

The SAT Catalyst Fund is meant to be a catalyst for churches and business-minded individuals to work together on enterprise solutions THROUGH THEIR CHURCH.  Its two-fold purpose is to:

  • Unleash the practice of Impact Investing through local congregations
  • Connect the business-minded and many Millennials to the mission work of their church

The SAT Catalyst Fund enables churches and their members to use charitable dollars as loans and start-up capital.  Funds are recycled, allowing you to re-deploy the same dollars over and over again as projects pay back.

How It Works

First, a church picks or designs a project that fits their priorities. Next, we set up a Church Impact Account that functions much like a donor-advised fund.  The project is then funded as follows:

  1. The church invests one-third of the needed capital for the project
  2. Business-minded donors from your church invest another one-third and…
  3. The SAT Catalyst Fund invests one-third

2 for 1 Match on Church Dollars

Because the SAT Catalyst Fund invests in your Church Impact Account and by prioritizing the relationship between business-minded donors and the mission work of their church we help you create a 2 for 1 match on church dollars.

Engagement

Even more important, our process engages millennials and marketplace individuals in the process, turning them not only into supporters of the missions but champions

How It Works?