The Flyways, Inc. is a registered Benefit Corporation creating paths to patient capital for underserved communities.
We’re creating The Idea Marketplace, where impact is driven by YOU.
Committed to a local-meets-global approach, we cultivate connection, innovation, and wholeness in local economies around the world.
We drive impact by providing elegant access solutions to patient capital resources, for entrepreneurs who want to grow their business impact and investors who want to grow their money.
Channel your investment toward enterprises elevating gender equality, environmental sustainability, and civil rights.
Enterprises should be committed to an inclusive and transparent economic ecosystem, and modeled on creating the greatest amount of social capital within their communities.
The Flyways drives impact in traditionally underserved communities by providing low-risk, high-growth capital investment opportunities centered around gender equality, environmental sustainability, and civil rights.
Making an investment through The Flyways community means providing patient capital to women-owned and women-served businesses, sustainable infrastructure projects, and marginalized groups.
As part of your investor experience, you can expect:
• A growth-driven, long-term, low risk investment package
• Innovative metrics for evaluating social, economic, and ecological impact
• An opportunity to invest at the crucial intersection between intention and action
There is no minimum required investment. We welcome the opportunity to work with both accredited and non-accredited investors.
Where We’re Headed.
We envision a dignified and inclusive economic ecosystem that unites, fulfills, and empowers people in communities around the world.
The Flyways invests in international for-profit and non-profit social enterprises that are championing gender equality, environmental sustainability, and civil rights.
To cultivate investment opportunities that drive lasting impact in social justice initiatives by:
• Offering patient and purposeful capital investment that yields the greatest amount of social good
• Creating a path to capital for traditionally excluded and vulnerable communities
• Connecting stakeholders through a network of shared resources, talents, and experiences
• Building trust and a sense of belonging through the exchange of stories
We were brought together by a common outlook on our economic system and a shared purpose to transform how investment serves our society.
After many years running non-profits and social enterprises, our founder, Hillary Strobel, sought to impact the source of many social injustices: the inequitable distribution of money. She quickly assembled a team of values-aligned activists and investment professionals to begin funneling capital toward initiatives advocating people, planet, and empowered connections.
Our team brings together diverse perspectives and talents from across sectors. We are a relationship-driven and action-oriented group dedicated to the tenets of social justice and social finance.
If what we’ve shared resonates with you, we hope you will reach out to make yourself a part of our story.
What is Impact Investing?
According to the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), impact investments are defined as “investments made into companies, organizations, and funds with the intention to generate social and environmental impact alongside a financial return”. The basic underlying factor is using money to “do no harm”.
Investors can put money into any asset class that promotes a goal to positively affect any sector of the economy. For some investors, this could mean investing in renewable technologies such as solar. For others, this can mean supporting Base of the Pyramid companies in developing nations. The beauty of impact investing is that you can align your money with any type of change that you want to create in the world.
From the investee perspective, organizations receiving impact investment funds can be both for-profit and nonprofit. The expectation for either is that there is a return on capital, which can range in type (loan repayment vs. dividends) and market rate.
Both individuals and institutions (banks, NGOs, foundations) are increasingly pursuing values-aligned investment. If the premise of impact investment resonates with you, we encourage you to learn more and join us.
Our Investment Approach.
A Strategy Built on “the Long Game”…
The Flyways strategy is to drive impact in traditionally underserved communities by providing patient capital investment in low-risk, high-growth sectors.
We pursue investment opportunities that we believe advance social justice initiatives and possess the aforementioned growth potential.
Our multi-faceted business model reflects the holistic and collaborative approach we believe is necessary to affect economic and ecological change across sectors and verticals.