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Australia

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Building the ecosystem

AVPN is building the ecosystem for social investors with an active presence in Australia and Asia Pacific - from foundations and impact funds to corporations, intermediaries and beyond.
 
One of the most dynamic economies in the world, Australia has a long-standing giving culture. Local grant-makers are leading the movement towards long-term strategic philanthropy.

DEAL SHARE PLATFORM

Support Deals in Australia

Support and scale high-impact solutions that have been endorsed by AVPN members throughout the Australia .

Growing Code Club and CoderDojo

By Raspberry Pi Foundation

Helping young people acquire computing & digital making skills via compelling learning resources, a thriving network of volunteer-led clubs, competitions/events, & partnering with youth organisations.

Education

We are repurposing our existing consumer app to help organisations use it to a) engage employees in sustainability and to b) enable organisations to track CO2 emissions from corporate travel.

Climate Action and Environment

EI8HT GOALS

By EI8HT SPORTS

We bring innovative, scientifically designed compression wear for exercise and sports, promote holistic physical and mental fitness and encourage communities to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Education, Gender, Health

Provides access to qualified mental health services via Text to those people who find phone and face to face services too confrontational or simply do not have access to mental health services.

Health

Mekong Translation

By Mekong Review

Translates fiction works from Vietnamese and Indonesian into English to promote and preserve these literature to a wider audience.

Arts and Culture, Conservation, Education

Rabbit Ray

By Joytingle

Rabbit Ray explains chemotherapy, blood taking, vaccination etc. to children through play. It presents health information in an age-appropriate manner which enables parents to support their children better. We are looking to multiply our impact by putting this toolkit into the hands of parents worldwide.

Education, Health

First Australians Capital

By First Australians Capital

First Australians Capital strives to empower Indigenous Australians by supporting the establishment of the first two Indigenous organisations which will consequently increase progression and employment rates among the Indigenous community.

Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Building this region’s pipeline of future leaders who are committed to expanding educational opportunity for underserved children across Asia Pacific.

Education, Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Resources

Get more insights about Australia

Blogs

Refreshing content for your daily reading covering multiple topics.

Climate Action and Environment

Can ESG be the Silver Bullet for the Agriculture sector?

5 Ways Software Enhances Effective Grantmaking and Increases Social Impact

Affordable Housing, Agriculture, Climate Action and Environment, Health, Nutrition

The Power of Collaboration

Why Aren’t Australians Giving Overseas?

Climate Action and Environment, Employability

Steps towards a green recovery — what roles do the public and private sectors play?

Health

Investing in Technology to Enhance Impact in a Post-COVID World

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Press

Comprehensive up-to-date news coverage from sources all around the world.

Climate Action and Environment

AVPN x Circulate Capital: Catalyzing Capital to Advance the Circular Economy and Fight Climate Change in Asia

Employability, Livelihood and Poverty Alleviation

Youth Unemployment & Livelihoods

Climate Action and Environment

Climate Finance

Climate Action and Environment

Investing in a Better Future in Asia: Through the Lens of ESG Funds

Climate Action and Environment

Untapped Fortunes: Building and Investing in Asia’s Natural Capital Sector

Climate Action and Environment

Can ESG be the Silver Bullet for the Agriculture sector?

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MEMBERS IN community

Building strategic social investment

Australia has one of the most vibrant social investment markets in Southeast Asia with many social enterprises operating at scale.

connector

Connect with members

Catherine Brown

CEO, Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation

Maree Sidey

CEO, Australian Communities Foundation

Elizabeth Gillies

CEO, The Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Foundation Limited

Duncan Macintosh

CEO & Executive Director, APNIC Foundation

Mark Ingram

Chief Impact Officer, Brightlight Investment Management

Adam Milgrom

Director, Tripple

Market focus

Building strategic social investment

Australian social investors are deeply engaged in addressing climate change, gender equity, and improving life outcomes of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Social investment in Asia Pacific is an important priority.

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AVPN-Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones

Global Markets Director; Australia and New Zealand Representative at AVPN