Ukrainian Social Venture Fund
Invests and supports social enterprises based on their achievement of social and environmental changes
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USVF is a venture philanthropy organization that provides financial and non-financial support to strengthen social enterprises and develop social entrepreneurship ecosystem.
about
We are forming a circle of social investors, both individual and institutional, who seek to catalyze the impact of social entrepreneurs and stimulate systemic, qualitative change in our country.

Since 2021, USVF has been actively cooperating with the European Venture Philanthropy Association, a leading organization in the field based in Brussels. Within the framework of the Collaborate for Impact project, USVF studies the experience and outcomes gained by various European social investing organizations and tries to tailor them to both the unique opportunities and challenges present in today’s Ukraine.
Co-founders
We help social enterprises to develop sustainable and efficient business models, and to maximize social and environmental impact. We provide financial support and business expertise aimed at employing new technologies and business practices, improving product quality and increasing social value.
how?
Every year, dozens of social enterprises are established in Ukraine. They focus on work integration and improve the quality of life for those facing difficult circumstances. They provide critical social services, oftentimes adapting best practices from other countries in new and innovative ways. They create positive social change in the communities they operate in, and also tackle environmental issues, setting up recycling problems and such. Governmental bodies in Ukraine often have neither the purview, inclination, knowhow, nor the resources to solve many local and regional social problems; social enterprises can help address these. Their business is often volatile due to the lack of available capital and expert knowledge necessary to achieve effective sustainability and scalability.

Ukrainian Social Venture Fund was established to gather resources to aid in the development of social entrepreneurship and to cooperatively address challenges to the field.
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glossary
Social enterprise
is a representative operator of the social economy. Its main goal is to achieve social impact rather than make a profit for their owners or shareholders.
The activities of such an enterprise are aimed at selling services or goods primarily to achieve social objectives. The term "social enterprise" is used to cover such types of businesses that:
• aim to integrate vulnerable populations into the workforce;
• aim to development of depressed areas;
• provide social services;
• develop such spheres as sports, ecology, and culture.
Social investor
is a capital owner who invests in social impact and supports innovative solutions to social problems by providing financial and extensive non-financial support.
Venture philanthropy is an investment with a high involvement level of a social investor’s expertise. In this case, the social investor not only helps financially with the social enterprise development, but also aims to implement all their experience in project management and support in order to maximize the social impact of the social enterprise.
Venture philanthropy
is an investment with a high involvement level of a social investor’s expertise. In this case, the social investor not only helps financially with the social enterprise development, but also aims to implement all their experience in project management and support in order to maximize the social impact of the social enterprise.
Social impact
is a change in people's lives as a result of a certain type of activity.
Social value
is a way of calculating the relative importance of impact that is not reflected in financial or market transactions.
Impact investing
refers to investments made in companies and organizations and to funds (investment objects) with the intention to create measurable, beneficial, social and environmental impact along with financial returns.
Social enterprise
is a representative operator of the social economy. Its main goal is to achieve social impact rather than make a profit for their owners or shareholders.
The activities of such an enterprise are aimed at selling services or goods primarily to achieve social objectives. The term "social enterprise" is used to cover such types of businesses that:
• aim at the work integration of vulnerable segments of population;
• aim at the development of depressed areas;
• provide social services;
• develop such spheres as sports, ecology, and culture.
Social investor
is a capital owner who invests in social impact and supports innovative solutions to social problems by providing financial and extensive non-financial support.
Venture philanthropy is an investment with a high involvement level of a social investor’s expertise. In this case, the social investor not only helps financially with the social enterprise development, but also aims to implement all their experience in project management and support in order to maximize the social impact of the social enterprise.
Venture philanthropy
is an investment with a high involvement level of a social investor’s expertise. In this case, the social investor not only helps financially with the social enterprise development, but also aims to implement all their experience in project management and support in order to maximize the social impact of the social enterprise.
Social impact
is a change in people's lives as a result of a certain type of activity.
Social value
is a way of calculating the relative importance of impact that is not reflected in financial or market transactions.
Impact investing
refers to investments made in companies and organizations and to funds (investment objects) with the intention to create measurable, beneficial, social and environmental impact along with financial returns.
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