AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023



Ecosystem Building with Pooled Funds


  With the convening power to bring together diverse partners and allies, we harness the power of collective action by leveraging their expertise and capabilities to support scalable and effective solutions at multiple levels, while strengthening ecosystems and structures across the Asia Pacific Region.

  The AVPN Philanthropic Funds consists of Pooled Funds and Single-Donor Funds that provide unrestricted funding, allowing non-profit organisations to plug in the missing gap, enabling them to strengthen their capacity and capabilities within their ecosystem, resulting in lasting impactful change.

Scaling the Philanthropic Funds

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NPOs in Asia Pacific
Funders Supporting 7 Funds

Key Principles

Investing in relationships to build trust and foster innovation towards stronger organisational capabilities

Developing multiple feedback loops for an inclusive and agile decision making framework

Galvanising the network of cross-sectoral funders and resource providers to move capital towards impact in Asia Pacific

Types of Philanthropic Funds

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Strategic Impact

Through AVPN's extensive network in various markets, we ensure that your funding is directed toward the most pressing issues, resulting in a high level of impact.


Every dollar of your funding will be 100% accounted for.

With AVPN's joint Monitoring & Evaluation system and due diligence process, we safeguard and ensure that your funding goes towards the right IOs to achieve their intended outcomes.

Ecosystem Enabler

Through unrestricted funding, we aim to fund solutions targeting issues at various systemic levels, ensuring lasting and effective change.

We bring together different stakeholders from various backgrounds, be it to share their knowledge and experience, or to create touchpoints for our IOs, aligning them towards creating collective impact.

Members' Experience


You often see emergency responses taking away a lot of time from people who should be focused on the responses because the healthcare that arises is so splintered, often duplicative. And collective action has a broader ecosystem signal, so for us we see that partnerships have a sense of impact at scale.
Hari Menon

Director - India Country Office, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Our communities and small businesses continue to face enormous uncertainty and the disruption of the past year will have lasting impacts that must not be overlooked. We are pleased to announce the latest group of small business and nonprofit recipients through the KKR Relief Effort and we plan to continue these programs in order to be part of the recovery and resiliency our communities need.
Ali Hartmann

Head of Global Citizenship, KKR

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has long believed in the power of collaborative philanthropy to mobilize capital and unite partners to achieve a common goal. We are happy to join this effort to respond to the COVID-19 crisis and strengthen primary healthcare services across Asia.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Across the globe, Chevron is helping communities respond to COVID-19, with contributions towards medical needs, essential workers, education, food banks, small businesses and more. We are proud to support AVPN’s Philanthropic Fund that will strengthen the primary healthcare system and help build a more resilient Asia.
Kurt Glaubitz

Chevron Eurasia Pacific Corporate Affairs

Small businesses are at the heart of every country's economy and community. The impact of COVID-19 has reinforced the urgency of supporting SMEs and other impacted communities with their digitalization. With this Google.org funding, we are proud to support AVPN as they work with local nonprofits to help local businesses and impacted job seekers from underserved communities adapt and succeed for the sustainable future.
KyoungHoon Harrison Kim

Country Director, Google Korea

The more you work in philanthropy, the more you value the lens that other funders have when they look at the same situation, the same grantee, the same broader challenge in a particular context. And that learning is priceless. We try to put grantees and their wellbeing at the forefront and enable them to do their job better. Collaborative philanthropy facilitates that if it is done well because it reduces the burden on grantees to host multiple applications to multiple partners and to have one more streamlined reporting mechanism.
Sarah Jeffery

Head of Health, Vitol Foundation

Personally, I think it’s a really interesting way to engage. Often we are operating a little bit insularly in our organisations, and you’re trying to get things done and caught up in your own activity. It’s really great just to step back and hear from others about what they’re doing and benchmark yourself informally against where you’re up to. If we take this fund as an example, we can take some lessons from that and apply it to other philanthropy.
Susan Clear

Regional Head, Macquarie Group Foundation - Asia



Read More About the Philanthropic Activities in Asia


AVPN and Philanthropic Leaders Launch USD 1 Million Pooled Fund to Improve Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Nutrition in Southeast Asia


Philanthropic Leaders Unite to Launch New $1 Million Fund to Close the Gender Gap in STEM


AVPN’s Korea-focused Digital Transformation Fund Gets $1m Grant from Google.org


AVPN Creates Philanthropic Digital Transformation Fund to Help Underserved and Impacted Communities in Korea, With a USD1 Million Grant From Google.org


A First-of-Its-Kind USD $1,500,000 Philanthropic Pooled Fund Created to Strengthen Healthcare Systems in Southeast Asia


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