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Financial Partnerships

We strive to build deep collaborations with financial partners from the public, private, and plural sectors. Our funders are a key part of fulfilling our mission and receive access to unique opportunities as a result.

Social Impact Award is one of the world’s largest communities of early-stage social innovators and an independent global organization set-up as a social venture with NGO status. We collaborate with a broad variety of stakeholders such as foundations, public institutions, and corporations that share our vision of a world where young people realize their potential as agents of change.

Partnership Types

All of our partnerships are co-created based on shared interests and a common mission, as well as trusting and transparent relationships. We work with two types of partnership models:

  • One-time partnerships: you fund a specific service one time without co-creating or supporting the implementation of the service or its stakeholders.
  • Long-term: you have a strong interest in co-creating a specific service based on your objectives. To do so, you engage your network and pool of expertise before, during, and after the implementation of the service. You want to become part of our long-term journey to enable and assess the impact of the partnership.

The value of partnering with us depends on what kind of actor you are and where your focus lies. We can create partnerships with several value propositions around all four of our impact fields:

  • Awareness: Engage with our community and showcase your brand as truly purpose-driven and active in tackling the most pressing issues of our time.
  • Education: Equip current high-potentials with future skills that are not only needed in building successful social enterprises, but also key to further innovation in all sectors of society.
  • Support: Turn the most innovative ideas together with us into successful social enterprises with proven systemic and lasting impact.
  • Community: Build supportive ecosystems for social entrepreneurs around the world by bringing your specific expertise and passion into our network of intermediary organizations, early-stage innovations, and successful alumni ventures.

Our Partners

  • Global Community
    30.000+ Social innovators that built their venture with SIA since the launch of the incubation
  • Ecosystem Building
    1.000+ Organizations that have partnered with SIA
  • International Reach
    18 Countries that hosted last year’s edition of SIA

Our Impact

Since 2009, we’ve impacted thousands of young agents of change in more than 25 countries.

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Partner Experiences

  • Social Impact Award has successfully built up the largest community of Social Entrepreneurs across Europe under 30. For us, the close exchange with this community, its ideas and projects is a great source of inspiration and innovation. The Social Impact Award team combines the highest level of professionalism and goal orientation with fun and infectious joy!

    SIA Expert Florian Pomper Head of Innovation Caritas
  • Creativity is a matter of questioning and imagining: both are mutually dependent and need the right places and formats in order to be explored. Solutions, however, always lie in a detailed, deep understanding of problems. With Social Impact Award, we have sown the seeds of creativity amongst youth in dozens of countries, unleashing their solutions to deeply intricate problems.

    SIA Expert Boris Marte CEO Erste Stiftung

Looking for a partner?

Every success story starts with a conversation. Get in touch with our Managing Director Jonas to learn more about our work and opportunities for collaboration.

Email Jonas Dinger for details