The Impact Security

Case Studies

NPX works with a wide range of donors, impact investors and nonprofit organizations spanning large, established brands to innovative, ready-to-scale start-ups. As illustrated in the following case studies, the unifying theme is a deep commitment to linking funding with impact.


Impact Goals

  • Empower 8,400 people in East Africa, South Asia, and the Caribbean to lift themselves out of poverty through work
  • Achieve organizational self-sustainability

Deal Terms

IssuerSamasourceInvestment Amount$8 million USD
Term5 yearsMaximum Investor Repayment$10 million USD
Impact MetricWorker EarningsImpact SectorPoverty Alleviation

About Samasource

Samasource is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides work to people living in poverty through data-based outsourcing services, or “impact sourcing.” They secure data contracts from some of the largest enterprises in the world such as Google and Microsoft and through a managed service model, train and hire these individuals, enabling them to earn a sustained living wage that lifts themselves and their families out of poverty.  NPX has created an Impact Security to fund expanded job creation initiatives. Samasource

The Learning Accelerator

Impact Goals

  • Save participating school districts $20-80 million in avoided textbook expenditures

Deal Terms

IssuerThe Learning AcceleratorInvestment Amount$20 million USD
Term7 yearsMaximum Investor Repayment$25 million USD
Impact MetricEducational Materials Cost SavingsImpact SectorUS K-12 Education

About The Learning Accelerator

The Learning Accelerator is the catalyst to transform American K-12 education through blending learning on a national scale. NPX has structured an Impact Security for one of its key initiatives, the K-12 OER Collaborative.  The Impact Security will fund the creation of an open-source alternative to physical textbooks, providing investors with the opportunity to significantly improve the quality of K-12 instructional materials and redirect billions of dollars spent annually on textbooks that become quickly outdated and do little to leverage mainstream information technology. The Learning Accelerator