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Social Venture Partners is an international network of engaged philanthropists who invest time, money and professional expertise in local non-profits. Through our model of Venture Philanthropy, we seek to effect significant, long-term positive social change in our community.



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    Meet one of SVP’s newest Partners, Fares Boulos. Fares became a Partner in February 2018, and in short order, proceeded to join the Opportunities Committee, participate in several non-profit discovery visits, facilitate a brainstorming session, and jump in on several other SVP and Investee projects. Read More »

    Catalyzed by our recent $1M gift, we are ready to launch SVP Vancouver 2.0! Our plan is to amplify our impact by creating more opportunities for Partner/Investee collaboration and relationship-building. Read More »

    It’s true. SVP Vancouver is thrilled to confirm that we just have received a $1,000,000 anonymous donation to double our impact over the next two years! This generous gift was received from the same donors who made a $500,000 donation two years ago, and is a testament to SVP’s current impact. Read More »

    SVP Vancouver publishes a weekly Snapshot that captures interesting news and updates, events, and volunteer opportunities. Read More »

    Featured Events

    Diggin’ In With Fresh Roots… Family Philanthropy!

    June 7 @ 4:30 pm

    Join* the Fresh Roots team at David Thompson Secondary School market garden for an afternoon of volunteering followed by a long table BBQ with fresh picked salad from the garden and a lovely array of potluck desserts. *A private event for SVP Partners and their families Read More »

    Who are “Children and Youth At-Risk”?

    June 13 @ 2:00 pm

    SVP uses the Social Determinants of Health as a framework for defining and understanding how to assess childhood vulnerability. Renowned health reporter and Globe and Mail columnist André Picard will set the stage for this interactive workshop for SVP Partners. Read More »

    SVP Vancouver 2018 AGM + Spring Mingle

    June 14 @ 4:30 pm

    Please join the Board of Directors and staff at the SVP Vancouver Annual General Meeting and Spring Mingle. Read More »

    Innovation in the Social Sector

    July 19 @ 6:00 pm

    Join us* for an informal, but deep conversation on what it takes to build social sector capacity to disrupt the status quo and continuously innovate. *A private event for SVP Partners only Read More »