Information for Ventures

SVA Ventures Portfolio

We are not actively seeking new ventures to join our portfolio at this time.

Other ways that we can support

  • For social enterprises that are generating revenue and are ready to scale, we are currently making debt and equity investments of between $500k and $1.5m. You can find out more about our Diversified Impact Fund here.
  • Our consulting team works with social purpose organisations to help them solve the critical challenges they face in delivering social impact. These services include strategy, outcomes management, organisational effectiveness, and collaboration and partnership. Our consulting services are offered on a fee for service basis. You can explore our consulting services here.
  • We share knowledge and insights with the sector through the SVA Quarterly, a leading management publication for the social sector (see subscription link below), and other online and social media content.

Resources for ventures

Training/support opportunities

Funding/grant opportunities

Collaborative funding/giving networks

  • 100 Women: Collaborative giving group focussed on supporting non-profit organisations that help women and girls
  • The Funding Network: Hosts collective giving events to support local organisations
  • Meridian Global Foundation: Collective giving network supporting Perth-based organisations
  • Impact 100: Collaborative giving group that provides pooled funding to non-profit organisations in WA (with equivalent groups in NSW, SA and VIC).
  • 10×10: National crowd funding for grassroots charities

Investment opportunities

  • SVA Diversified Impact Fund: Provides loan or equity investments to social enterprises
  • SEFA: Lending and impact investing in social enterprises
  • Foresters: Provides loans to social enterprises and non-profit organisations to grow and develop
  • Many Rivers: Microfinance company supporting micro-enterprises in Australia with access to finance
  • Innovation Bay: Provides seed funding to technology start-ups
  • Australian Investment Network: Connects Australian Entrepreneurs and Angel Investors

Crowdfunding platforms

Impact and Outcomes Measurement

  • Nesta: The Nesta Standards of Evidence model provides a robust framework for choosing the right approach to understand whether an innovation is working.
  • Social Impact Toolbox: A toolbox that empowers for-purpose organisations or programs to evaluate and measure their social impact.
  • Review: Designed for for youth employment service providers, Review is a toolkit that make it easier to design and plan employment programs, identify potential improvements and demonstrate outcomes.

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