ISIP Social Impact Accelerator

Innovation for Social Impact Partnership (ISIP) Social Impact Accelerator is a six-month gender smart capacity-building program specifically designed for social enterprises in the Philippines that are tackling some of the most pressing problems in the country.

This is an intensive program for social enterprises to strengthen their business models, deepen their impact, and get investment-ready.

ISIP is supported by the Australian Government and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme.

The ISIP Social Impact Accelerator is co-led and co-implemented by Villgro Philippines and ACTED Philippines.


Waste4Good is an agriculture-focused social enterprise committed to solving food insecurity and excessive food waste with their Compost Activator Solution (CAS) that converts food waste into non-harmful fertilizer that accelerates plant growth and increases farm yields.

Spectrum Impact Sourcing is a business outsourcing social enterprise that offers meaningful ICT-enabled jobs to marginalized communities and provides companies in the Philippines with cost-effective recruitment and access to an untapped labor pool.

Buoyancies Business Accelerated Inc. is an inclusive business development company enabling social enterprises (SE) and micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to grow their business through incubation, support services, and hybrid marketing strategies.

Palapa sa Lumba Food Processing is a livelihood project that seeks to uplift the lives of underprivileged communities in Lanao del Sur. The project encourages local mothers and out-of-school youth to join their backyard farming initiative and build a livelihood with palapa – a beloved Maranao condiment – at the center.

EveGrocer is a sustainable marketplace that offers zero-waste solutions to combat the use of single-use packaging in food and non-food items. EveGrocer offers a full line of waste-free and eco-friendly consumables from home and body care to food products.

IKRAM Mushroom Farm is a community-based social enterprise that sells fresh mushrooms, mushroom crackers, and mushroom powder as a way to uplift the community of internally displaced people left by the Marawi siege.

Project Singanen is a social enterprise that sells Banggala or cassava crackers to support the needs of Islamic schools in Pansor Mamaanun in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur. From harvesting to production, Project Singanen engages farmers and mothers of Piagapo in every stage of the business and ensures livelihood opportunities for all their stakeholders.

Dayawan Handicraft is a livelihood project of Dayawan Handicraft Loom Weaving Producers Cooperative that aims to preserve Maranaw cultural knowledge and heritage by reviving the diminishing traditional art of weaving langkit in the region.

EdukSine is committed to making educational and socially-relevant Filipino films accessible to the greater public through their hybrid block screenings and streaming platform. EdukSine caters to the formation of holistic individuals that are equipped with critical thinking, social awareness, and patriotic spirit, as influenced by the films they showcase.

Lake Sebu Indigeneous Women Weavers Inc. (LASIWWAI) is among the eight organizations comprising the T’nalak Tau Sebu the T’nalak Certifying Body – working hand in hand to preserve the ikat weaving tradition. The organization is committed to women empowerment among indigenous groups, cultural and environmental preservation, and sustainable tourism.


About Australian Government’s Aid Program in the Philippines

Australia and the Philippines’ strong partnership is underpinned by 50 years of development cooperation. Australia’s development program in the Philippines is one of Australia’s largest, and is focused on achieving a more prosperous, stable and resilient Philippines.

About United Nations Development Programme

UNDP is the leading United Nations organization fighting to end the injustice of poverty, inequality, and climate change. Working with its broad network of experts and partners in 170 countries, UNDP helps nations to build integrated, lasting solutions for people and planet.

About Villgro Philippines

Villgro Philippines is a women-owned and led, gender-smart incubator that funds, mentors, and supports impact startups building innovative solutions to address the most urgent social and environmental challenges. It now has a direct portfolio of over 80 startups across health, education, agriculture, affordable housing, and women and girls in Southeast Asia.


ACTED is an international NGO with a dual mandate of humanitarian and development work present in 45 countries across the globe. ACTED Philippines was launched in response to the immediate aftermath of Typhoon Pablo in 2012. ACTED has been responding to the needs of populations affected by natural hazards since.

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