Impact Funds Initiative

Impact Funds Initiative

Since the start, social impact funds have been at the heart of EVPA’s membership.


IFI

What is the EVPA Impact Funds Initiative (IFI)?

IFI is an initiative organised for all EVPA members that either manage an impact fund or have the ambition to set one up. IFI members include independent fund managers, crowdfunding organisations and corporate and family based impact funds.

Impact funds refer to investment vehicles that pool capital and provide both financial and non-financial support to social purpose organisations (SPOs) with the aim to at least recuperate capital and manage and measure the impact of their investments.

IFI is an pro-active community, where we address challenges and opportunities that are specifically relevant to impact funds. We regularly reach out to the broader EVPA members and members of our international family at AVPN, AVPA and Latimpacto when targeting topics that might be of interest to that wider reach of organisations.

More data in our community can be find in the impact funds infographic.

The 2022 Agenda for IFI

Funding of funds:

    • Investor Connect pilot event in partnership with Phenix Capital
    • More matchmaking activities (tbd)

    Spring up the Deal series: 4 thematic dealsharing sessions

    Flagship event: IFI meetup at Impact Week in December (more information coming soon)

    Outreach:

      • IFI podcasts on funding, fundraising, dealflow, portfolio and impact
      • Quarterly IFI newsletters (Funds Fact)

      Benefits of the Impact Funds Initiative

      In addition to the regular EVPA membership benefits, EVPA IFI members get the following tailored benefits:

      • Take part in studies and research to share knowledge and best practices on challenges and opportunities that are especially relevant for impact funds. (e.g. 2020 Survey Impact Funds infographic)
      • Participate in (online and offline) events and working groups around relevant topics for impact funds. Co-lead an event on dealsharing, talent fundraising (for funds) or any other current issue
      • Meet with other impact fund managers from all over Europe at our events and meetings or in one on one meetings and our online slack channel with 140 participants.
      • Showcase your best practices to other impact funds and the wider impact community in events, our dedicated newsletter and via our podcast series on impact funds.

      IFI Podcast Series

      Contact for more info

      Martijn Blom , Manager for Benelux & Impact Funds Initiative Coordinator, EVPA

      Nicolas Lahaye , Community Associate, European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA)

      Sara Seganti , Senior Manager - Training, EVPA

      Gianluca Gaggiotti , Research Manager, EVPA

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