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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 $3.6 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, KidSafe, The F.O.R.C.E., 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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    We are seeking a dynamic individual to lead and perfect our Communications and Engagement activities.  View our job posting for all the details and submit your application as soon as possible.  Please no phone calls or DMs.

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    Featured Events

    Fall Partner Mingle & Investee Showcase

    September 25, 2014 5:30 pm

    Join us for our fall Partner Mingle and our annual Investee Showcase.  While enjoying complimentary food and refreshments and socializing with SVP Partners and guests, learn first-hand about our Investees’ many accomplishments, individual success stories and how you can get involved.

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    CIBC Wood Gundy KidSafe Golf Tournament

    August 20, 2014 1:00 pm

    August 20, 2014: Enjoy a fun day of golfing followed by a gourmet dinner and help support KidSafe's Summer Break Program! Read More »