Who we are
EVPA is a membership association made up of organisations interested in or practicing venture philanthropy and social investment across Europe. Established in 2004, the association is a unique network of venture philanthropy organisations and others committed to practicing and promoting high-engagement grant making and social investment in Europe. EVPA defines Venture Philanthropy as an approach to build stronger societal purpose organisations by providing them with both financial and non-financial support in order to increase their societal impact.
EVPA’s diverse membership includes venture philanthropy funds, grant-making foundations, private equity firms and professional service firms, philanthropy advisors and business schools. Currently the association has over 150 members from 23 countries.
EVPA envisions a European philanthropic and social investment market that enables efficient funding of NGOs and social enterprises at all stages of their development, where venture philanthropy complements and strengthens other forms of funding.
EVPA’s mission is to promote the expansion, effectiveness and impact of venture philanthropy and social investment in Europe.
What we do
To achieve its mission, EVPA:
For more information please view our EVPA Introduction.