Social mobility and social entrepreneurship

Social entrepreneurship was chosen as the initial focus for the Apax Foundation's major grant giving as it is the logical extension of what Apax Partners does commercially and builds on our history of support in that area, most notably as one of the founders of Bridges Ventures. The remit was subsequently broadened to social mobility to enable us to address a wider range of social issues.  

Apax is proud to support the following organisations from across the world. For more information on the organisations we support, click any of the logos.


  • UK
  • Germany
Bridges Fund Management

Bridges Fund Management: Apax Partners was one of the founders of Bridges Ventures (now Bridges Fund Management), a specialist fund manager dedicated to sustainable and impact investing to create returns for both investors and society at large.

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Mosaic: Runs programmes to help young people from deprived communities to realise their talents and potential. The Apax Foundation was a founder supporter of the Enterprise Challenge

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The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust: The Apax Foundation supports the Enterprise Programme, which gives practical and financial support to help young people to start their own businesses

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Joblinge: Works to reduce youth unemployment in Germany through a 6-month programme targeting unemployed school leavers

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Grameen America

Grameen America: The Apax Foundation was an early backer of this US start-up of Grameen, the leading microfinance organisation established by Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.

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Opportunity Network

Opportunity Network: Provides access to career opportunities, professional networks and competitive colleges for high-achieving, low-income students

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Institute for the Development of Social Investment

Institute for the Development of Social Investment: Develops initiatives and offers technical support to philanthropists and social investors

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Dasra: Capacity building support and training for high-impact, scaleable social enterprises in India

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Non-Profit Incubator

Non-Profit Incubator: Provides early-stage support to NGOs and social enterprises in China

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  • US
  • Brazil
  • India
  • China
Mosaic Apax Enterprise ChallengePlay
Mosaic Apax Enterprise Challenge