European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

EVPA is a membership association made up of organisations interested in or practising venture philanthropy and social investment across Europe. Established in 2004, the association aims to be the home of investors for impact committed to using venture philanthropy and social investment tools to target social impact.

EVPA defines Venture Philanthropy as an approach to building stronger investee organisations with a societal purpose by providing them with both financial and nonfinancial support in order to increase their societal impact. The venture philanthropy approach includes the use of the entire spectrum of financing instruments (grants, equity, debt, etc.) and pays particular attention to the ultimate objective of achieving societal impact. The approach includes both social investment and high engagement grant making.

The association’s membership covers the full range of venture philanthropy and social investment activities and includes venture philanthropy funds, social investors, grant-making foundations, impact investing funds, private equity firms and professional service firms, philanthropy advisors, banks and business schools. EVPA members work together across sectors in order to promote and shape the future of venture philanthropy and social investment in Europe and beyond.

Currently, the association has over 280 members from 30 countries.

Based In

Belgium

Market Active

Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States

Support provided

Non-Financial

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The team at European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

  • Alessia Gianoncelli

    Alessia Gianoncelli

    Reaserch Manager

    European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

  • Caroline Cornil

    Caroline Cornil

    Creative Manager

    European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

  • Christina Wu

    Christina Wu

    Community and Impact Measurement Manager

    European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

  • Ewa Konczal

    Ewa Konczal

    CEE Manager

    European Venture Philanthropy Association

  • Ioana Traista

    Ioana Traista

    Communications Manager

    European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

  • Jamy Goewie

    Jamy Goewie

    Community and Market Development Director

    European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

  • Priscilla Boiardi

    Priscilla Boiardi

    Knowledge Centre Director

    European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

  • Sophie Faujour

    Sophie Faujour

    Head of Corporate initiative development and France

    EVPA

  • Steven Serneels

    Steven Serneels

    CEO & Board Member

    European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

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