Investments that have been repaid or are otherwise inactive. Total retired investments equal $4,781,713. Investments ranged from $1,280 to $475,000. The average investment was $81,881. The median investment was $38,851.

  • 2nd Act Access: Non-profit that builds accessible housing as inspired by Untours co-founder Norma Taussig following a stroke.
  • Belu Water: UK water bottling company that donates profits to clean water projects in the developing world. Modeled its profit sharing on Untours.
  • Call To Renewal: Non-profit that addresses poverty issues and solutions.
  • Cedric: Legal services for low-income people in Pennsylvania.
  • Cheryl’s Way To Work: Welfare-to-work program for young people with police records.
  • Chester CCIP: Non-profit offering a comprehensive approach to revitalizing Chester, Pennsylvania, through home ownership.
  • CitySort: Mail sorting business in Pennsylvania that employed and trained dozens of “unemployable” people.
  • Cookman U.M. Church: Pennsylvania church providing job training and 24-hour support to vulnerable populations.
  • Cooperative Coffees: Fair Trade coffee roasters. Worked with Untours Foundation to import coffee from Chiapas, Mexico, where farmers lives and livelihoods were threatened.
  • Craft Link: Vietnamese cooperative of crafters and artisans that Hal discovered while establishing the Vietnam Untour.
  • Fair Trade USA (Formerly TransFair USA): The leading certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States.
  • First Nations Development Institute: American Indian businesses promoting economic and social development.
  • ForesTrade (Equity and loan): Wholesaler/retailer of Fair Trade Certified products. Established new Fair Trade businesses in post-tsunami Sumatra.
  • Freshlook Hair: Environmentally friendly hair-care products.
  • Global Exchange: Fair Trade online and storefront retailer. Planners and leaders of study tours to Fair Trade producing destinations.
  • Gordy Family: Remodeler of low-income housing in Pennsylvania to prevent foreclosure.
  • Greensgrow Farms: Urban farm on a former brownfield that has blossomed to be the center of its Philadelphia neighborhood. Read more.
  • Green Seeds: Consulting firm to social justice organizations.
  • Green Village Inc. (Equity): Producer of non-toxic industrial cleaning products, employing economically disadvantaged people.
  • Hitcharama: Recreational vehicle business hoping to invest in promising entrepreneurs, similar to the Untours Foundation.
  • Homecare Associates: Home health care cooperative offering worker/owners (mostly former welfare recipients) training, benefits, and annual profit sharing.
  • Honey: Fair Trade honey business in Mexico devastated by two hurricanes in two years.
  • Hutton: Cottage industry jeweler.
  • Icestone: Designers and producers of high-end, LEED certified counter tops and flooring made with 75 percent recycled glass. IceStone is a B Corp with cradle-to-cradle certification for its start-to-finish “green” practices.
  • Iron Man: Mom and pop iron works in Chester, PA.
  • Kia: Fledgling beauty consultant entrepreneur in Pennsylvania.
  • Little Souls Inc.: Pennsylvania-based collectors’ doll company that hired and trained workers from vulnerable populations.
  • Little Souls International: Doll factory established in Sri Lanka by Hal and other partners. Returned profits to the workers.
  • My Milkcrate: Connects people to sustainable businesses in their neighborhoods with a mobile app.
  • Charles Maden: One-man jitney service in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which donated services to vulnerable populations.
  • Mut Vitz: Fair Trade coffee and honey business in Mexico.
  • NativeEnergy: Business offering consumers “carbon offsetting” to compensate for non-renewable energy use. Intertribal COUP on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation owns 51% of this business.
  • New England synagogue: A loan to import olive oil from a Palestinian, women-led, Arab-Jewish non-profit organization.
  • New Threads: Clothing upcycling company that employed 40 people over a four-year period.
  • Nia Productions: Minority-owned lawn and snow removal company.
  • PACA: Non-profit economic and social development organization for the rural poor in Pennsylvania.
  • Philly Fresh Pickles: Minority-owned pickle company now run by Weavers Way Co-op. World’s BEST pickles!
  • Pillars: Experimental entrepreneurial incubator inspiring small businesses to pull others along.
  • Preserving Sentiments: Minority-owned business offering profit sharing and business training with vulnerable teens in Chester, Pennsylvania.
  • SAFE-TY: Minority-owned house cleaning business in Chester, PA.
  • SAPECO: Development of worker-owned businesses in Mexico.
  • Selene Whole Foods Coop: Defunct food coop in Media, PA that sourced Fair Trade ingredients for local restaurants.
  • SERRV: Online and storefront retailer of Fair Trade items. Amazing scout for new products that brings many developing world cooperatives into the Fair Trade system.
  • ShoreBank Rehab CD: No-interest loans to minority contractors in Chicago to renovate abandoned buildings for low-income housing.
  • ShoreBank Neighborhood Institute: Loans to Chicago projects participating in renewal of affordable neighborhoods.
  • Sokhna Soukeyna: One of the first Fair Trade clothing companies.
  • Speak Shop: Online language school employing indigenous teachers.
  • The Reinvestment Fund
  • Child Care Initiative: Child care development in low income neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
  • White Dog Foundation: Foundation that launched the “buy local” movement in the Philadelphia area and several other strong organizations, like the Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia.
  • Witness to Innocence: Non-profit offering support for exonerated death row survivors as they respond to challenges and opportunities post-imprisonment. Empowers survivors and their loved ones to be effective leaders in the abolition of the death penalty.
  • YKPR: Establishment of microlending institute in Indonesia.
  • Youth Empowerment Services: Non-profit organization that uses art as an avenue to future success for Philadelphia high-school dropouts.
  • YWCA of Chester: Non-profit reaching vulnerable populations.
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