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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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  • Current News

    As Communications Manager, Trista Baldwin dons the hat of storyteller, chronicling the unique journeys, steadfast commitment, and shared successes of SVP’s Partners and Investees. Read More »

    SVP Vancouver welcomed Urban Horse Project (UHP) into its family in May, 2019, after a thorough Opportunities Committee discovery, led by SVP Partner team, Janet Allan and Marcelo Bohm. A strong partnership developed between the two Partners and UHP's Executive Director, Nancy McRitchie, which led to Marcelo and Janet's commitment to become Co-Lead Partners for the organization. Read More »

    David Ferguson and his wife, Kathy Butler, joined SVP in 2003. Since then, David’s engagement has ebbed and flowed based on his life journey, giving him the chance to both dive deeply into partnerships with non-profits, and also to witness SVP’s evolution to the organization it is now. He has a wonderful perspective on the time he’s spent with us, so we asked him to share his story! Read More »

    Getting to know Emily Keller, EYA Executive Director. The Environmental Youth Alliance (EYA) has been an SVP Investee since 2018. They deliver free, experiential nature programs in urban spaces for young people ages 5-25 living in Metro Vancouver. Read More »

    Featured Events

    Bite-sized Breakfast | About SVP Vancouver

    July 31 @ 8:00 am

    A bite-sized briefing on SVP and our impact, this one-hour session will explore SVP's model of investing Time + Money into local non-profits that focus on children and youth at-risk.

    SVP Young Professional Partners: Sip & Social

    August 26 @ 5:30 pm

    Socialize with your fellow YPPs on the stunning rooftop patio of the Manulife Financial Tower. Have a friend or colleague who's curious about venture philanthropy? Bring them along!

    The SVP Retreat – For Investees

    September 12 @ 8:00 am

    Through workshops and discussions held in an immersive peer setting, this year's retreat aims to help Investees further understand and articulate their role and impact in complex systems.

    The SVP Retreat – For Partners

    September 13 @ 8:00 am

    Back by popular demand, this year's SVP Retreat focuses on social impact and navigating complex systems. Partners are invited to join us on Day 2, Friday, September 13, from 8:00 am-4:00 pm.