Apax Foundation

 
Social investments

Social investments

We are steadily building an endowment for our Foundation to provide it with a permanent source of funding into the future. A proportion of the Foundation’s invested endowment fund is allocated to social investments - in other words, investments that generate a positive social impact as well as a financial return. The most significant of these is Finance in Motion, whose mandates include the European Fund for Southeast Europe (EFSE) and the Green for Growth Fund Southeast Europe.

Social investments

Social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship is the main focus of the Apax Foundation’s charitable giving. We support a range of charities, large and small, working to help people in deprived communities to lift themselves out of poverty through enterprise. The Apax Foundation has made total cumulative donations of £3 million to charities working in this field.

Social entrepreneurship

Apax staff 'matching' scheme

Apax staff 'matching' scheme

Our matching scheme is designed to encourage and support our team’s personal involvement with charities close to their hearts. The Apax Foundation has made total cumulative donations of £1.4 million to charities to which members of the Apax team have given their time and skills.

Apax staff 'matching' scheme

PEF

Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation

Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation accelerates the growth of innovative charities and social enterprises helping disadvantaged children and young people to get the start in life they deserve.

Impetus - The Private Equity Foundation

 

The Apax Foundation is the channel for Apax Partners’ corporate giving globally and has made donations averaging over £1 million a year since its inception in 2006.

Social entrepreneurship was chosen as the focus for the Apax Foundations’ major grant giving as it is the natural extension of what Apax does commercially and builds on the Firm’s history of support in that area, most notably as one of the founders of Bridges Ventures. It is also an area where some of the Foundation's Trustees have significant experience. This provides us with a steady flow of introductions to leading charities in the field, both from within the firm and from our wider network.

The Foundation has also continued its commitment to our staff ‘matching’ scheme and the private equity community’s collective charity, Impetus – The Private Equity Foundation.

Trustees of the Apax Foundation

Sir Ronald Cohen Chairman of the Apax Foundation

Peter Englander CEO of the Apax Foundation

Simon Cresswell  Partner, General Counsel, Apax Partners

Martin Halusa  Chairman, Apax Partners

David Marks  Senior Taxation Adviser, Apax Partners

John Megrue  Chairman, Apax Partners U.S.

Shashank Singh  Partner, Apax Partners

Michael Phillips  Partner, Apax Partners

Mitch Truwit  Co CEO, Apax Partners

For further information, please contact Kate Albert at Apax.Foundation@apax.com.


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