The Tony Foundation Purpose
To enable positive outcomes through music.
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.