NPI is the cluster of several intermediary agencies to support the emerging Third sector in China, Since Jan 2006, NPI has worked to promote social innovation and cultivate social entrepreneurs by granting crucial support to start-up and small to medium sized NGOs and Social Enterprises. The mission of NPI is to advance social innovation and cultivate social entrepreneurs. Up to now, NPI has over 150 full time employees operating in 10 cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Suzhou, Tianjin, Jiaxing, Zhuhai and Jinan etc. Our annual operating budget is around USD 4 million. Other from that, we also mobilized over USD 40 million funding from government agencies, corporations and charity foundation to support the charity programs implanting by grassroots NGOs.
NPI initiates and operates several innovative programs such as “Non-Profit Incubator”, “Community Service Platform”, “Venture Philanthropy Fund and competition”, “Shanghai Social Innovation Park” etc. In 2009 we also established “Shanghai untied Foundation” - the first public charity foundation initiated by grassroots NGOs. Up to now, NPI already incubated more than 100 charities and social enterprises, managing over 40,000 square meters of spaces and facilities for social entrepreneurs to run charity programs and community services programs, and providing capacity building programs to several hundred of social entrepreneurs, all together NPI support the development of 1,000+ grassroots NGOs and Social Enterprises. We will further explore the cross-sector collaboration with government agencies, corporations, foundations to mobilize more resources to better serve the needs of emerging NGOs and social enterprises.
NPI is the only strategic partner of UnLtd UK in People’s republic of China, and is the member of Asia Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN).