The International Centre for Social Franchising (ICSF)

The International Centre for Social Franchising (ICSF)

Our focus is on one specific issue: scaling social impact. We believe that solutions with proven social impact need to operate at a much greater scale to truly address the glaringly large social problems.
We know solutions with proven social impact are out there; what they need is a broader, bigger reach, while maintaining depth of impact. We believe significant transformational change will be achieved by building on what already works, rather than reinventing the wheel.
As such, we partner with organisations that have demonstrated their models’ tangible impact to expand their reach and realise their aspirations. We believe many of these models have the potential to end some of the world’s greatest issues. 


At a Glance

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Organization Type

  • Social Impact


Phoenix Yard
65 Kings Cross Road

225 Bush St
Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94104

Community Works
313/757 Bourke St
Victoria 3008

T : +44 (0) 20 7239 4929
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Organization Mission

Our Mission: replicate successful social impact solutions to achieve scale

Our Vision: social solutions scaled to address the size of social problems

Our Impact Goal: assist 10 solutions to social issues replicate to achieve scale by 2018

Our values stem from one central focus: strive to create, scale and sustain the maximum social impact

Area of Focus

We have pioneered a framework to unpack and demystify the complex arena of scaling social impact. There are a number of routes to scaling social impact, ICSF’s specific focus is on replication. Replication refers broadly to taking your organisation, programme or set of core principles to other geographical areas.

Our systematic 5-stage methodology, detailed in our open source toolkit (, is designed to enable organisations to identify, design and implement the right model to deliver their impact at a much larger scale. We meet our clients wherever they are on their journey to scale, whether in be assessing their readiness to scale (step 1) or helping get their pilot off the ground (stage 4).

Areas of Expertise

Evaluate/Review your innovation, Give business planning and strategy advice