Get into venture philanthropy

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a lively community of organisations sharing the same vision and a common goal: creating positive societal impact through venture philanthropy. Want to know more about venture philanthropy and social investment? Get started here.

What is venture philanthropy?

While European societies need new and innovative models to tackle societal issues, social enterprises and social purpose organisations lack stable funding, capacity and partnerships to take up their own, ever-increasing challenges. Venture philanthropy is the solution.

Find out how venture philanthropy generates social impact

About the sector

The European Venture Philanthropy and Social investment sector is a dynamic, rapidly evolving sector, with a diversity of players supporting a growing number of organisations and companies with a societal purpose.

EVPA conducts an annual survey to gauge the state of the sector, identify new trends and help organisations interested in social impact first approaches get up to speed.

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About EVPA

EVPA is a broad and diverse community of organisations interested in or practising venture philanthropy and social investment across Europe. Our members work together across sectors in order to promote and shape the future of venture philanthropy and social investment.

Read more about our vision on venture philanthropy and social investment

Our story

The history of EVPA is a story of growth. Discover how EVPA built up the venture philanthropy sector from scratch and transformed itself from a modest network to the European hotspot for venture philanthropy. 

Find out how we developed the venture philanthropy industry from square one

Meet our team

The European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) is a diverse team of passionate people, sharing a common vision on venture philanthropy and social investment. Meet our team members and discover their specific expertise.

See an overview of all EVPA team members

Supporters and sponsors

EVPA is kindly supported by the European Commission and foundations in various sectors. Find out how our sponsors and supporters help us realise our ultimate common goal: achieving more societal impact through venture philanthropy and social investment.

Meet our partners and ambassadors

Working for EVPA

Fascinated by the world of venture philanthropy and social investment? And do you have what it takes to help us generate more social impact? Apply now for a job at EVPA. If there are no jobs available at this time, send us your spontaneous application.

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European Commission Partnership

In 2014 EVPA and the European Commission (DG Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion) entered into a 4-year Partnership Agreement for the promotion of social enterprise finance. Find out more on how we're strengthening the European venture philanthropy and social investment sector.

More about our European Commission Partnership

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