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Venture Philanthropy

European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA website) – EVPA is a membership association made up of organisations interested in or practicing venture philanthropy across Europe. Established in 2004, the association is a unique network of venture philanthropy organisations and others committed to promoting high-engagement grant making and social investment in Europe. EVPA defines Venture Philanthropy as an approach to build stronger propose investees organisations with a societal purpose by providing them with both financial and non-financial support in order to increase their societal impact.

EVPA’s diverse membership includes venture philanthropy funds, grant-making foundations, private equity firms and professional service firms, philanthropy advisors and business schools. Currently the association has 140+ members from 19 countries.

Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN website) – AVPN is growing and developing the venture philanthropy community across the Asia Pacific region. AVPN is building on the success of the European Venture Philanthropy Association, which has more than 140 members in 20 countries.
AVPN is a non-profit organisation based in Singapore with membership across the Asian region. We are supported by grant funding, sponsors and partner organisations.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study -The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study is one of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being. The study is a collaboration between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kaiser Permanente’s Health Appraisal Clinic in San Diego.More than 17,000 Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) members undergoing a comprehensive physical examination chose to provide detailed information about their childhood experience of abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction. To date, more than 50 scientific articles have been published and more than100 conference and workshop presentations have been made.

The ACE Study findings suggest that certain experiences are major risk factors for the leading causes of illness and death as well as poor quality of life in the United States. Progress in preventing and recovering from the nation’s worst health and social problems is likely to benefit from understanding that many of these problems arise as a consequence of adverse childhood experiences.