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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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  • Current News

    SVP Vancouver awarded an unprecedented $100,000 Scaling Grant to Investee, Yo Bro Yo Girl Youth Initiative in June, 2016. The grant will allow them, for the first time, to develop internal infrastructure in support of program growth, enabling them to reach new geographies and work with more participants. Read More »

    I am deeply proud to have joined SVP Vancouver at a time when the organization is thriving. Over the last four years SVP has grown at a rapid pace – I'm happy to share just a few of our successes! Read More »

    Read all the big news! Scaling grants, new hires, exciting events, and much more! Read More »

    SVP is deeply grateful to the anonymous donors who gave generously because they believe in SVP’s venture philanthropy model to make positive social impact: time, talent, treasure, and ties. Read More »

    Featured Events

    SVP Vancouver Drinks + Thinks: September 13

    September 13, 2016 4:30 pm

    Partners and their guests are welcome to join this casual gathering. Read More »

    SVP Vancouver 15th Anniversary Celebration

    October 13, 2016 6:00 pm

    The celebration will take place on Thursday, October 13th at the incredible heritage event venue, The Permanent, and feature a celebrity emcee, elegant cocktails and canapes, entertainment, and stories about our incredible Partners and Investees. All Partners and Investees (past and present), and community leaders are invited. Read More »

    From Farms to Forks 7 – A Growing Chefs! Kitchen Party

    October 2, 2016 5:30 pm

    For the seventh year in a row, Growing Chefs! is bringing together some of the city's most prominent chefs and mixologists and the region's best growers and producers for a fun night of B.C. wine and beer pairings, cocktails, and tasting stations! Read More »

    SVP Global Conference

    October 20, 2016 8:00 am

    “I met with great people, wonderful people – people with good hearts and willing to contribute to the world.” We hear this again and again from conference participants who gather each year to be inspired, challenged and engaged with those who share their passion for positive change. Join us for three days packed with stellar speakers, engaging workshops and tons of open time for swapping ideas with change-makers from around the globe. Read More »