Here you will find a list of Philanthropy Impact members (denoted by background colours) as well as resource organisations/umbrella bodies, for example EVPA (with clear backgrounds).
Big Issue Invest
Started in 2005 as the social investment arm of The Big Issue, Big Issue Invest (BII) extends the Group’s mission by backing social ventures and charities that dismantle poverty and create opportunity for for people and communities across the UK.
Our vision is to create a “social merchant bank” - by social entrepreneurs,
for social entrepreneurs. We pay any dividends generated by our investments to The Big Issue Group, which is a social enterprise itself, to further our mission.
BII manages or advises on over £150m of social funds. Investments range from £50,000 to £3 million and take the form of early stage finance, loans, and equity.
We believe that one day, aligning profits with social impact will be the norm.
We are one of the UK's leading social impact investment companies. Since 2002 we have worked with over 165 social enterprises and charities, enabling them to raise capital to grow their impact, and make a greater difference to the communities they serve. We currently manage over £260m of investors' capital across eleven operational funds, with a team of forty across five locations – Launceston, Bristol, Manchester, London and Birmingham.
In 2019/2020 we mobilised £43m of useful capital into the hands of 30 social enterprises from 175 investors.
RESONANCE SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTMENT FUNDS
We have created and manage eleven social impact investment funds, which focus on tackling major societal issues, with particular expertise in homelessness, poverty, community-led projects, health & wellbeing and education. Our funds aim to deliver a financial return and a targeted social impact to investors.
Our largest funds are the Resonance Homelessness Property Funds, which have reached £258m of funds under management, and are housing over 2,533 people on their way out of homelessness.
We are on a mission to transform the way SMEs and charities do business, moving us to a sustainable economy.
We believe collaboration between the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors is essential to achieve environmental balance, social justice, and economic prosperity across the globe. We support organisations who want to work in partnership, collaborate to achieve change, and actively involve those most affected, in decision making.
We know that businesses and charities who embrace sustainable development today, are the ones who thrive financially, socially and reputationally, tomorrow and into the future.
SDG Changemakers run workshops and partner with organisations on projects to show them how to embed, measure and communicate social and environmental value. We use the UN's universal call to action, the 17 Sustainable Development Goalds (SDG), as our framework linking them back to local and nationally led initiatives such as the TOMs, SBTi, GRI, ISO, PRI, SASB and the United Nations Global Compact.
We believe that every organisation should have access to effective, affordable and focused support to help them achieve their vision. As part of our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals, we provide cost-effective solutions to transform, ignite and empower like-minded change-makers.
We also pledge to return at least 1% of our profits to support organisations who are beacons of these values and where our support can make a difference.
By leading with a sustainable purpose, SDG Changemakers is committed to responsible leadership, community-led innovation and financial, social and environmental sustainability.
Social Finance Group
Social Finance is a not for profit organisation that partners with the government, the social sector and the financial community to find better ways of tackling social problems in the UK and beyond. Our unique 50 member team comprises individuals with substantial financial, consulting and social expertise who share a common passion for solving entrenched social problems.
Since we started in 2007, Social Finance has raised over £24 million of social investment and designed a series of programmes to tackle social challenges. These include support for 2,000 short sentence offenders released from Peterborough Prison, 380 children on the edge of care in Essex, 2,500 young people at risk of becoming NEET and 800 rough sleepers in London. We are also alleviating fuel poverty for over 2,300 families in Sunderland, enabling 15,000 families to access nursery places and free children’s services, and providing 7,500 affordable micro loans in Wales.
UK Community Foundations
UK Community Foundations is a registered charity that leads a movement of community foundations committed to positive social change in the UK through the development of “community philanthropy”.