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All We See is Potential.

It starts with one person. One person joins many people. Together we help strengthen our communities and contribute to a better world.

Social Venture Partners is an international network of engaged philanthropists who invest time, money and professional expertise in local non-profits. Our mission is to build the capacity of our investees and strengthen their impact to create sustainable outcomes and positive social change. Here in Vancouver, we focus on helping non-profits that serve children in-need and youth at-risk.

Established in 2001, SVP Vancouver* has contributed over $3 million dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to 40+ non-profits in our local community.  Local success stories include Take A Hike Youth-at-Risk Foundation, Athletics for Kids, KidSafe, The F.O.R.C.E., Yo Bro Youth Initiative Society, One-To-One Literacy Society, and many, many others.

Helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, building the capacity of nonprofits, solving complex social issues, and investing in collaborative solutions – we make connections that make a difference. Connections that unleash potential.

That’s SVP. A global network of local partners aligning passion and purpose.

*Social Venture Partners Vancouver and SVP Vancouver are operating names of BC Social Venture Partners Foundation; we are incorporated under the Society Act in British Columbia (S-42026) and a  Registered Charity in Canada (#86668 3196 RR0001).
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    Thank you to all the Partners, guests and speakers who joined us on April 17th at our spring Partner Mingle at the Terminal City Club. To say it was night of inspiration, can be somewhat of an understatement... Read More »

    The Province Feature: Joe Calendino, recipient of a 2014 Courage to Come Back award, now works with youth to help steer them away from drugs, booze and gangs. Read More »

    Since our inception in 2001, SVP Vancouver and our Investees have benefited from the support of 170 Partners who have contributed $3.6 million dollars in cash and over $10 million in volunteer time and professional expertise, while strengthening 45 innovative non-profits along the way. Read More »

    Dedicate your run to The KidSafe Project Society and join ED, Tanya Oliva, in raising money for KidSafe who will assist 450 vulnerable children in 2014. Read More »

    Featured Events

    Partner Mingle

    April 17, 2014 5:30 pm

    Mark your calendars for our Spring Partner event on April 17th, 2014!  You’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow Partners, Investees and hear some inspiring stories on how SVP is helping children and youth reach their full potential.

    Spring is the perfect time to get involved and engaged with SVP. Watch your inbox for the invite from Eventbrite or RSVP to info@svpvancouver.org

    Eventbrite - SVP Vancouver - Partner Mingle

    Athletics for Kids (A4K) Vegas Night Fundraising Gala

    May 2, 2014 6:00 pm

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