Our ‘return’ model includes three integrated components:
Sharing the benefit of decades of creating solutions.
Providing the capital to ensure a successful endeavour.
A passion to execute and a desire to make a difference.
When these attributes are applied to social enterprise and philanthropic pursuits, we trust the world becomes a better place.
Our unprecedented 30 year track record of “earning and returning” represents the backbone of what is today considered financial-first impact businesses and investing. As pioneers in impact, we have worked with hundreds of companies, investors and portfolio managers to realize impact and financial returns –enhancing value and values.
The numerous entities we are involved in can be divided into two categories, Philanthropic and Impact. Below are just a few of the entities and initiatives we are involved with.
Christopher Douglas Hidden Angel Foundation
Design, development, implementation and education of Multi Sensory Environments promoting a life without limits for individuals with special needs.
Hidden Angel Companion Pets
Enhancing the quality of life for individuals with cognitive, emotional and physical challenges by providing the individual with a carefully selected and trained companion pet.
Kirchner Impact Foundation
The Kirchner Impact Foundation serves as one of the “returning” arms of Kirchner Group and aims to harness the positive power of enterprise to make a difference in addressing some of the most important issues of today.
Exploring The Business Brain
Devoted to integrating and promoting business and relevant principles from neuroscience and psychology including related cognitive sciences.
Kirchner Food Fellowship
Impact investment program that harnesses the power of millennials to find, fund and assist promising socially responsible agricultural businesses.
Interaction Advisory Group
Customized ‘special needs’ awareness training for first responders as well as other public service officials, educators and private sector workers.
WhyFarm is a a non-profit that has a vision to engage the next generation of farmers and agriculture entrepreneurs to develop bold, out-of-the-box innovations that help solve the greatest challenge facing our collective future—global food security . Creator of the world’s first “Superheroes” for food and nutrition security – AgriMAN and PhotoSynthesista
Black Belt Community Foundation
BBCF is forging a collective stream of giving to transform our 12-county region of Alabama and connecting those interested in having an impact in our area with the nonprofits that are making a difference today. Founded in 2004 with the idea that those living and working in the Black Belt best knew the area’s challenges and opportunities, the Black Belt Community Foundation actively puts needed resources into the region that make a lasting impact.