SVP is bold and bright—and we look a little bit different in each community. We invite you to get engaged in a personal way as you explore this website by selecting your own colors!
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).
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 »
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 »
April 6 @ 1:30 pm
Join NICCSS Lead Partners, Larry Achtemichuk and Nick Bedford for an SVP Brainstorming Session. Read More »
April 11 @ 4:30 pm
A casual social opportunity to build connections for SVP Partners and their guests. Read More »