The Big River Impact Foundation is dedicated to expanding business aptitude, economic sustainability and financial independence for Indigenous Australians by supporting social impact investment funds designed to deliver far-reaching economic and social benefits.
Our aim is to transition Indigenous people away from welfare dependency towards wealth creation by encouraging participation in local businesses, generating employment opportunities and stimulating community-led economic development. We partner with the impact fund sponsor Big River Impact Investments Pty Ltd to assist us to raise the essential public and private investment needed to guarantee the funding of these projects.
We plan our social impact goals together with Indigenous groups to ensure that the measurement of economic and social benefits flows to our investments. We also partner with them to address the gaps in corporate governance, gender diversity, conflict resolution alongside providing decision making training programs designed to prepare future generations of Indigenous business leaders.
We are committed to addressing the perpetuation of Indigenous disadvantage by generating social impact investment projects created to meet Indigenous community needs, especially housing.
"The Foundation works to build the capacity of Indigenous Australians to participate in local business and enterprise development, and to improve the prosperity of their communities."
Support Australia's most innovative Indigenous projects through a donation to the Big River Impact Foundation. Your donation will support projects that address areas of particular need or opportunity within Indigenous Communities.
Big River Impact Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands we visit through the course of our work and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past, present and future.