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How SVP came to Calgary

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This City has been good to us. Giving back is an opportunity to strengthen the community we all share.

Through business, Brad and Tanya Zumwalt met Paul Brainerd, founder of the Social Venture Partners concept. The unique model of supporting the community appealed to them, and in fall 2000, the Zumwalt’s launched Social Venture Partners Calgary, the first SVP in Canada. Since its inception, SVP Calgary has raised $2 million for direct investment with our investees and provided thousands of hours of volunteer time and expertise to those nonprofit organizations.