Social Ventures Australia (SVA) is a not-for-profit organisation that works with partners to alleviate disadvantage – towards an Australia where all people and communities thrive.
We influence systems to deliver better social outcomes for people by learning about what works in communities, helping organisations be more effective, sharing our perspectives and advocating for change.
How we do it
We help social purpose organisations, government, funders and corporates strengthen their ability to alleviate disadvantage.Learn more
We invest in organisations and projects that deliver both social and financial returns.Learn more
We work with partners to pilot, prove, refine, and scale effective approaches to tackling disadvantage.Learn more
Policy and advocacy
We engage with government and convene networks to build momentum for effective practice.Learn more
Our theory of change
SVA Champions Network
SVA Champions are a network of passionate individuals committed to help change the trajectory of people experiencing disadvantage in Australia.
Their annual donations support the ongoing work required to tackle root causes and institutional structures that perpetuate disadvantage.Learn more
Annual Review 2020-21
To read about our work in 2020-21, read our FY21 Annual Review.
Reconciliation Action Plan
SVA is proudly into our third Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). In this RAP, we have stretched ourselves to take the fundamentals of our previous two RAPs, coupled with learnings and advice from First Australian stakeholders, to embed reconciliation throughout the organisation.Learn more
SVA has no religious or political affiliations. We have Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status and therefore donations to SVA are tax deductible. You can verify our DGR status on the Australian Business Register web site.