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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, our 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 increase 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 innovative Non-profits that support 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 45+ 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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    Featured Events

    From Farms To Forks 5: A Growing Chefs! Harvest Kitchen Party

    October 5, 2014 5:30 pm

    From Farms to Forks is back!  For the 5th year in a row, Growing Chefs! brings together some of the city’s most prominent chefs and mixologists and the region’s best growers and producers for a fun night of local wine and beer pairings, cocktails, and tasting stations!

    Celebrate the best of the season by wandering through the classroom kitchens at the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.  Watch the chefs in action, try dishes from more than fifteen of the city’s best chefs, sip on delicious local B.C. wine, and bid on items in the silent auction.  We hope to see you there!

    Here’s a sneak preview of just a few participating restaurants:

    The Acorn
    The Blackbird
    Culinary Capers Catering
    Delta YVR – Pier 73
    Homer St. Cafe and Bar
    Les Faux Bourgeois
    Provence Restaurants
    Tableau Bar Bistro

    Wine pairings by Constellation Brands.

    For a recap of last year’s gala, visit Growing Chefs! website and blog. This year promises to be another fantastic evening and we truly hope that you will be a part of it!

    SVP International’s Audacious Philanthropy Conference

    October 16, 2014 6:30 pm

    Network with hundreds of your peers engaged in the hard work of social change at SVP International's Annual Conference. Expect learning and connecting opportunities with a line-up of excellent speakers, interactive sessions and practical takeaways. Read More »