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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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    Andrea Duke is one of our new Young Partners; a person under 40 years old who wants to contribute to positive social change through their involvement with SVP Vancouver. Read More »

    We are pleased to welcome Michelle Mentore to the SVP Vancouver family. As Communications Manager, she is responsible for communications and brand management with an aim to build understanding of SVP’s community impact. Michelle loves to make people laugh and her communications style is relaxed yet professional. Read on to learn more about one of our newest (and funniest) staff members. Read More »

    We're absolutely thrilled to introduce the newest member of our SVP Vancouver team, Douglas Gómez Mendiburu. Douglas will manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of our Investee and Partner programs towards strengthening and building capacity with these two stakeholders. Read More »

    Although he deplores the spotlight, we want to shine a little light on the man we depend on developing our internal systems and efficiencies, tech fixes, numbers alignment, and - obviously - the latest fashion trends. Read More »

    We have some incredible news! The Ministry of Education announced a $150K grant to Take a Hike. This brings TAH that much closer to their goal of opening a fifth classroom in Surrey by September. Read More »

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

    Featured Events

    Venture Philanthropy for Young Professionals

    August 29 @ 5:30 pm

    Are you a young professional (under 40), with aspirations towards philanthropy? Find out how to make thoughtful and powerful social change with a group of Vancouver philanthropists who do so much more than write cheques. Read More »

    SVP Fall Mingle

    September 19 @ 4:30 pm

    Our Fall Mingle will be held at the gorgeous Law Courts Inn Restaurant in downtown Vancouver. The ideal opportunity to catch up with your fellow Partners and engage with our Investees. This event is for SVP Partners and Investees. Read More »