The Centre for Social Impact helps grant-makers and funders invest for impact, and enables their community partners to turn that investment into inspiring and sustainable social change.
We draw on a range of expertise from our team, and our network of specialist associates and partner organisations, to respond to the needs of our clients and help them achieve their goals.
Insights and learnings are captured by the Centre and its clients so that successful social change initiatives can be replicated and integrated into mainstream policy and practice.
Our moemoeā (vision), kaupapa (mission) and take whāinga (purpose) align to ensure we turn social investment into inspiring and sustainable social change; that we accelerate investment and innovation for that change; and that we inform and inspire the growth of venture philanthropy.
The Centre was established as a social business by Foundation North. Foundation North is the largest philanthropic foundation in Australasia, with an endowment in excess of a billion dollars. The Foundation was founded in 1988 and endowed with funds from the sale of the Auckland and Northland community’s shares in the Auckland Savings Bank to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.