In the last four years, VFFF has sought to increase its impact and improve its philanthropic practice through a number of strategic initiatives. The first of these is a Place-based Program, begun in 2011 which supports Condobolin to bring about the social outcomes they seek for their community. VFFF commenced a Children and Prison Program in 2013, through which the foundation aims to contribute to reducing the over-representation of Aboriginal children in the justice system. Social Impact Investment is the newest strategic program, supporting the growth of the available pool of ‘impact first’ investment opportunities.
These programs are opportunities to invest VFFF’s resources beyond the financial including time and networks towards achieving greater outcomes.