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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. Through our model of Venture Philanthropy, we seek to effect significant, long-term positive social change in our community.


Established in 2001, SVP Vancouver* has contributed more than $5.0 million dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to 50 non-profits in our community. Local success stories include Take A Hike Youth-at-Risk Foundation, The KidSafe Project, St. James Music Academy, Yo Bro Youth Initiative Society, ONE TO ONE: a children’s literacy program, and many others.

Helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, building the capacity of nonprofits, 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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    SVP is excited to announce its newest Investee, Mealshare, a non-profit committed to creating a world where it’s easier to share with those in need, and every child and youth is fed as a result. Read More »

    Meet Ron Klopfer, member of the SVP board of directors since 2012. His first role was as Treasurer, and he's currently the vice-chair. Ron and his wife Natalie have been SVP members since 2008. Read More »

    Meet Robin Louis, member of the SVP Vancouver board of directors since 2013. He chairs the SVP Development Committee where he practices his favourite SVP activity: getting people excited to become SVP Partners. Read More »

    Meet Caroline Jellinck, SVP board director since 2015 and chair of the SVP Governance Committee. Read More »

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

    Featured Events

    Mealshare Brainstorming Session

    March 31 @ 2:30 pm

    Join Mealshare Co-Founder, Andrew Hall, and Lead Partner, Andrew Jones, for an SVP Brainstorming Session. Please contact Gina for more information and an official invitation. Read More »

    NICCSS Brainstorming Session

    April 6 @ 1:30 pm

    Join NICCSS Lead Partners, Larry Achtemichuk and Nick Bedford for an SVP Brainstorming Session. Read More »

    SVP Vancouver Drinks + Thinks

    April 11 @ 4:30 pm

    A casual social opportunity to build connections for SVP Partners and their guests. Read More »

    SVP Vancouver 2017 AGM and Spring Mingle

    May 29 @ 5:30 pm

    Mark your calendars for SVP Vancouver's Annual General Meeting and Spring Mingle. Details coming soon! Read More »