Investing charitable dollars in for-profit businesses to help the poor.

Significant Matters is excited to announce the formation of the 3.0 Fund.  Many churches and especially the business-minded people of those churches are coming to see the rationale and possibilities of business creation as a part of their overall mission’s strategy.

Over the past few years we have highlighted such work through the SATtalks of Bob Lupton(Pacaya Lodge/Nicaragua), Don Larson (Sunshine Nut Co./Mozambique), Aimee Minnich (Impact Foundation), Justin Carney (Aggrandize), Randy White (“Spark Tank”), Oye Waddell (Hustle PHX) and Justin Beene (Rising Grinds Cafe).  All of them demonstrate the value and importance of investing dollars to help start or grow businesses as a way to help the poor and transform communities.

Believe it or not, you can use charitable dollars to do this. In fact, it represents one of the greatest opportunities for churches that want to create real and sustainable solutions for the poor.

In November of this year Significant Matters received a $50,000 donation to launch the 3.0 fund.  The three-fold goal of the fund is to demonstrate, incentivize and assist churches wanting to participate in this kind of help through missions.

Early in 2019 we will be sharing more details about the fund as well as our pilot investment and ways you can participate.  For more information contact Wayne McDaniel at  or Tom Bassford at

Read more about the general idea in a White Paper we did:

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