The Tony Foundation Purpose
To enable positive outcomes through music.
How we help
Our mission is to improve lives through music
We partner with organisations who use music to improve life outcomes for marginalised youth, youth experiencing mental health and well-being challenges and Indigenous youth, by offering grants, loans, advice and networks.
What makes an impactful partnership
Who we work with
Investments for change
Foundation-Led Impact Investments
Goodstart Early Learning Social Capital Note
Goodstart Early Learning was created in 2009 as a solution to fill the gap left by the collapse of ABC Learning (once the world’s largest provider of child care services). The Goodstart syndicate adopted a social investment approach working across public, private and community sectors. The mix and sources of capital for the transaction was pioneering for the non-profit sector in Australia.
Newpin Social Benefit Bond
Australia’s first social bond, issued in 2013, the bond began as a partnership between the New South Wales Government, Uniting Care and Social Ventures Australia. It funded the maintenance and expansion of Newpin, a program established in 2009 working to restore children in out-of-home care to their families, or prevent children from entering care in the first place.
Sycamore Learning Working Capital Loan
A short-term working capital loan was provided by a syndicate of foundations and impact investors to fund the establishment of a specialty educational institution providing full-time primary school education for autistic children.
Aspire Social Impact Bond
Australia’s first homelessness-focussed SIB, Aspire raised private capital to fund the innovative Aspire Program, designed to make a lasting difference to the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Adelaide.