The Legatum SI Fund
The Legatum Foundation organises and structures its granting according to the Strategic Initiative model, which enables us to coordinate the efforts of otherwise isolated programmes and increase the size and depth of the impact over a three to four-year implementation period.
SI Fund I saw 12 million lives changed from 2007 to 2010, and included 22 strategic initiatives – 150 projects – across 19 countries.
SI Fund II, which ran from 2011 to 2014, included 7 strategic initiatives and 62 projects in seven countries. The fund delved into five sectors including Conflict and Disaster Recovery, Economic Empowerment, Education, Health, and Human Liberty. Over the course of the three years more than 2,465,665 people were impacted, with an average cost per life of $6.81.
The Legatum Foundation's SI Fund III, covering the period 2014 to 2017, is the next stage of the Legatum Foundation's vision to stimulate a paradigm shift in philanthropy through high-impact granting. The initiatives - in the sectors of health, education, economic empowerment, human liberty, and disaster recovery - are a combination of expanded programs from prior portfolios with demonstrated effectiveness, plus new and groundbreaking programmes. The cumulative gains across this new set of programs leverage Legatum's interest in the multiplier effect of marrying financial, intellectual, and human capital for maximum effect.