The Truss Fund’s capital comes from individuals, donor-advised funds, and private foundations that invest via recoverable grants and grants. The Truss Fund exclusively provides loans to Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship's alumni social enterprises.
Investors who commit over $10,000 to the Truss Fund can participate via a recoverable grant. At the end of the seven year fund life we will return the grant amount, less our management fees and a pro rata share of loan losses, back to your DAF, your private foundation, or to the non-profit of your choice.
Investors who commit less than $10,000 to the Truss Fund can participate via a donation to Miller Center with a notation that the gift should be used for the Truss Fund. Your donation will be pooled with others and invested in the Truss Fund. At the end of the seven year fund life your gift (less any losses and fees) will be returned to Miller Center for their general operations.