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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

    SVP Virtual Forum: Innovation Report

    July 16 @ 12:30 pm

    The Innovation Report on SVP - by InWithForward - raises some interesting new ideas. You've read the report, now you're wondering what's next?

    SVP Workshop: Social Impact Evaluation Fundamentals

    July 23 @ 10:00 am

    In this session - facilitated by SVP's Social Impact Coach, Meagan Sutton - we'll go over the fundamentals of an impactful evaluation.

    Lunch + Learn About SVP Vancouver

    July 24 @ 12:00 pm

    A light lunch and one-hour session will explore SVP's model of investing Time + Money into local, emerging non-profits that focus on children and youth at-risk.

    Social Impact Evaluation: Working with Investees

    July 24 @ 5:30 pm

    In this session - facilitated by SVP's Social Impact Coach, Meagan Sutton - we'll get into the nitty-gritty of what social impact evaluation is and what best practices look like at the individual Investee level.

    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.