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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 communities by:

  1. Investing time, money and professional expertise in innovative non-profits to strengthen these organizations and scale their impact.
  2. Encouraging individuals to be well-informed, effective, and engaged philanthropists who inspire others in their network.

Here in Vancouver, our mission is focused on strengthening the organizational capacity of non-profits serving children in-need and youth at-risk. Our vision is to ensure more children and youth reach their full potential.

Established in 2001, SVP Vancouver* has contributed over $4.0 million dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to 50 non-profits in our local community.  Local success stories include Take A Hike Youth-at-Risk Foundation, Athletics for Kids, The KidSafe Project, St. James Music Academy, 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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