What we do
Engaged Philanthropy Initiatives
Our model challenges the traditional role of philanthropy in creating systems change
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To achieve the English Family Foundation vision we work towards an Australia where social enterprises are supported to thrive and reach scale to maximise their social impact and investment readiness, where learnings are shared and meaningful indicators of social impact are measured.
We believe in a model of philanthropy which flips the traditionally accepted role of the foundation within Australia, and to achieve this we have developed our “engaged philanthropy” model.
This approach recognises that philanthropy sits in a very privileged position and as such we believe we can use our years of experience, Our networks and our time to add value to the social enterprise sector over and above our grants and impact investments.
Our engaged philanthropy approach has three key components:
Right capital at the right time
Traditional grants to DGR1 organisations or impact investments.
Time for Impact Program
Pro bono Project Management, Advice Skills, Mentoring and Support.
Curated networking, Collaboration and Aggregation.
Examples of our Engaged Philanthropy projects
Mentoring social entrepreneurs: Allan English and AbilityMade
Social Enterprise World Forum 2022
Social Enterprise National Strategy (SENS)
What we do
Building the ecosystem for imapct within the Australian social enterprise sector.