For Grant and Impact Applicants

For us, imagining change is the first step. Imagine that every human being has a chance for happiness, health and hope. Imagine disadvantaged communities supplied with fully loaded tablet computers, books and resources to help children learn to read, write and succeed in school. Imagine new technologies bringing a world of knowledge to the teachers and children in low-income communities or remote villages. Imagine that people in under-served communities have access to medical care for easily treatable conditions. Imagine a playground oasis in an area of strife.  Imagine the ripple effects throughout a community of people empowered to improve their lives.

We want to know

Is it good for the people?
Is it good for the planet?
Does it minimize further harm across the ecosystem?
Does it have potential for paradigm-shifting, system-wide amplified positive impacts?


The Tingari-Silverton Foundation invests in innovators who are addressing our world’s most debilitating socioeconomic and geopolitical challenges, from the local to the global level. We are committed to applying an impact lens to all that we do.


In Australia, the United States and around the globe, we seek innovators who dare to imagine a more egalitarian world, and who are facilitating efficient, cost-effective, positively impactful strategies to pressing and entrenched social challenges. We aspire to positively impact by how we invest our resources.

Program grants

The Foundation supports impact entrepreneurial ventures that reduce socioeconomic disparity and advance economic and social inclusion. We are particularly dedicated to supporting ventures enabling people/communities finding themselves in predicaments of disadvantage to attain the skills and resources that enable their own management out of disadvantage.

Private equity investing for impact

The Foundation invests in sustainable entrepreneurial ventures whose core mission is to positively impact the greater good through their products, services or processes.

Research partnerships

The Foundation is committed to seeking and sharing knowledge about leading edge, sustainable social enterprise and practices.

Community partnerships

The Foundation fosters the advancement of sustainable enterprises with demonstrable positive impacts as well as greater community awareness of and commitment to those enterprises.

The Tingari-Silverton Foundation is a private international foundation based in Austin, Texas and Adelaide, Australia.

We acknowledge and honour First Nations peoples, the traditional custodians of country throughout Australia, and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and emerging. We also accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in a movement of the Australian people for a better future.

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