About us

Social Impact Partners (SIP) is a Hong Kong-based venture philanthropy firm. Our mission is to enable sustainable change to systemic social issues.

As a financing and strategic partner to growth-stage social purpose organisations, we create tailored solutions that help develop the sustainability and scalability that social purpose organisations (SPOs) (non-profit organisations and social enterprises) need to achieve organisational maturity.

Central to our approach is our fundamental investing discipline: While we ourselves are not-for-profit, we evaluate all potential SPO partners with the same rigour and due diligence as would a traditional investor deciding a portfolio opportunity. We are also distinctly equipped to drive rapid and effective organisational improvement: When SPOs partner with us, they are also partnering with our extensive network of world-class professional experts, long-term funding partners and global industry leaders.

The result: clear, measurable change. Today, one dollar into SIP deploys two dollars of investment value into our SPO portfolios – an exponential return on positive social impact.

Since 2014, we have been empowering SPO scale-ups and driving positive social impact across diverse communities in Hong Kong. Our model is built on two strategic pillars: funding and capacity building.

We provide fully integrated funding, strategic support and governance

  • Deliver long-term funding to SPOs: A significant challenge today is that funding is erratic and project-based, while multiple funding relationships require management to divert limited resources to relationship management and away from managing the organisation. Project-based funding also goes towards specific objectives rather than to sustain the core business of the SPO.
  • Build capacity for long-term scalability: Optimised organisational strategy and operations must develop in parallel to long-term funding to enable SPOs to deliver sustainable social impact.
  • Maintain transparency, performance measurement and portfolio accountability.

We provide a comprehensive network of strategic partners

Funding Partners

  • High net worth individuals
  • Family foundations, e.g. Chen Yet-Sen Foundation
  • Foundations of private equity firms, including CVC Capital and Baring Private Equity Asia

Professional Partners

  • World-class experts in strategy, governance, communications and operations
  • Volunteer as long-term institutional partners

Industry Network

  • Global venture philanthropy firms such as Impetus-PEF in the UK, New Profit in the US and Social Investment Partners in Japan
  • Venture philanthropy networks like Asia Venture Philanthropy Network

If you would like to get involved, please contact us.