AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023





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.


Support Deals in Australia

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

Handprint is Asia’s leading regeneration as a service platform, enabling any company to create a positive impact in the world in a credible, scientifically verified way.

Climate Action and Environment, Conservation, Financial Inclusion

ALIA will take the lead with industry-wide solutions to address cost competitiveness and sustainability. Beneficiaries are cleaner environment for society and continued business viability.

Climate Action and Environment, Energy, Governance

Raspberri Pi Foundation is helping youths acquire computing and digital making skills via compelling learning resources, a thriving network of volunteer-led clubs, competitions/events and partnering with youth organisations.


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

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


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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.


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.


Let's create impact together

Connect with us now to know more about Australia’s social investment landscape

AVPN-Ruth Jones

Ruth Jones

Director, Global Markets, Australia, & New Zealand at AVPN

Get in touch with Ruth