The Melbourne Montessori School Community Fund (MMS Community Finance Fund) was established to provide financial support for the Melbourne Montessori School, a not-for-profit charitable entity that provides education using the Maria Montessori method.
StartSomeGood is a leading crowdfunding platform for social change initiatives. A seed investment of $400,000 was put towards the further development of StartSomeGood in order to scale the capital flow to impactful projects.
Goodstart Early Learning is a not-for-profit social enterprise that aims to raise the quality of early learning, enable all children access to and inclusion in early childhood programs, and provide a financially secure business model to reinvest into quality, inclusion, advocacy and research initiatives. A landmark impact investment in Australia, it raised $95 million to acquire 678 childcare centres, through a combination of bank debt, government loans, subordinated notes and private investment.
Maths Pathway combines world class teacher training and support with a customised learning model that aims to address a decline in the maths competencies of school students by transforming the way the subject is taught in classrooms. In 2015, private investors and Foresters Community Finance provided $700,000 to help scale the business and take their learning module to more schools, teachers and students.
Feast of Merit is a social enterprise in the hospitality sector that is owned and operated by YGAP, a movement of impact entrepreneurs that work to change lives.