Social Ventures Australia


Last updated 12 July 2020, by Impactyield.

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SVA was established by the Benevolent Society SVA, The Smith Family, WorkVentures and AMP Foundation in 2002 as an independent non-profit organisation to invest in social change by helping to increase the impact and build the sustainability of social sector participants.
SVA has 10 years of experience in investing, supporting, as well as offering consulting services to some of Australia’s most promising and innovative social ventures. SVA’s investments are focused on high potential organisations that are fostering solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our Australian communities and provide funding and strategic support to carefully selected non-profit partners.
SVA has been pioneering work in Australia to support the development of social enterprises. With an increasing focus on social enterprise from government, the commercial sector and the non-profit sector, SVA’s work is targeted at developing the sector in Australia. The investment team at SVA is comprised of professionals from the non-profit sector complemented by highly experienced staff from the corporate world.
SVA is a member of The Responsible Investment Association of Australia.

Incorporation year: 2002

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Total firm assets under management: 8600000 AUD

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