Foundation

Prime Advocates Foundation’s broad mission is to grow the social finance/impact investing ecosystem, “defusing the barriers inhibiting the growth of the impact investment sector and enabling the advancement of social enterprise innovation: making the planet and people’s lives better.” Anthony Murphy, founder of Prime Advocates.

Prime Advocates Foundation progresses its mission through charitable support for numerous transformative impact projects each year and charitable support for the innovative philanthropic actions of the not-for profit law-firm and consultancy, Prime Advocates. The charitable elements of Prime Advocates’ work include the provision of pro-bono legal and strategic consultancy services to scalable social enterprises and charities, as well as the offering of various educational initiatives to bring about systems change within the social finance/impact investing space.

Since the establishment of The Prime Advocates Foundation in 2014 to the end of this financial year (May 2016), the Prime Advocates Foundation has raised just under GBP 30,000 in support of the following initiatives:

  1. The creation of free standardised templates for social impact investing accelerating investment in social enterprises in the UK
  2. The i-SEN.org initiative: a free virtual accelerator fostering post-graduate social entrepreneurship
  3. Internship opportunities: the Foundation sponsored two MBA students from The Kellogg School of Management in London
  4. Prime Advocates Social Finance Leaders Lecture Series e.g., 2015 roundtable on Financial Inclusion organized with Village Capital
  5. Women of Impact: a mentorship and social enterprise accelerator to promote the equality of opportunity for women in social enterprise. Prime Advocates conceived of the project and is acting as its project manager and curator bringing together mentor and mentee for the pilot – Weil, Gotshal, Manges, international law firm, and Mamaby, UK and India-based social entreprise which helps pregnant women in Indian slums to deliver healthy and well-nourished babies. Alongside this role, Prime Advocates is providing mentor and mentee with social impact and business acceleration workshops and trainings.
  6. Social Finance HotDesk:  this is a social impact brokerage support programme which unlocks finance and expertise from “main street” institutions and advisory firms for the benefit of social enterprises. For the pilot, Prime Advocates is brokering legal support from Linklaters, a multinational law firm, for innovative social enterprise start-ups including AgriEvolve, a UK and Uganda-based ‘profit for purpose’ agricultural organisation working to improve the productivity and profitability of farmers in Uganda through investment and education.
Alongside funds donated from third parties and Prime Advocates Ltd (which has a long-term sponsorship agreement in place with the Foundation), Prime Advocates Ltd provides its support to the Prime Advocates Foundation through expertise and resources through pro bono hours provided by Anthony Murphy (and other Prime Advocates’ consultants) and in-kind support through Prime Advocates subsidizing Prime Advocates Foundation’s overheads including office costs.

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By clicking on this button, you will be taken to the secure payments page hosted by the Prism the Gift Fund, a UK registered charity no. 1099682, via my donate. Prism administers  The Prime Advocates Foundation as a donor-advised fund. All monies will go towards supporting the charitable purposes of Prime Advocates.