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Together, let’s unleash the potential of Vancouver kids

SVP Vancouver looks to partner with individuals, foundations, and companies who have an interest in supporting children and youth and want to ensure effective grants, maximum social return, and long-term sustainability of the organizations they fund.

Let us steward your social investment – consider these ways to give deeper and increase the impact of your donation.


Co-funding allows Partners to provide funding alongside money granted by SVP, and takes advantage of SVP’s due diligence and ongoing Partner support. SVP’s Executive Director vets Investee projects that would benefit from an injection of supplemental dollars, allowing the Investee to increase organizational capacity more quickly.

Benefits of Co-Funding

  1. 100% of funds are directed to the non-profit
  2. Dedicated SVP Partner team stewards investment and works with the non-profit to ensure measurable results and maximum social return
  3. Co-Funder receives regular progress reports

Interested in being on the co-funding mail list (no obligation)? Contact Dara.

Contribute to the Dr Donald Rix Endowment Fund

In 2007, Dr Donald Rix generously established an Endowment Fund for SVP Vancouver by matching funds raised up to $1 million. This long-term funding base covers a significant amount of SVP’s operating costs each year, enabling more Partner donations to go directly to innovative non-profits serving children and youth at-risk in our community.

Since its inception, the Endowment Fund has increased in value by nearly $245,000:

Original Amount of Endowment Gifts:                   $1,274,224
Market Value as at June 22, 2017:                        $1,518,848  (2016: $1,454,247)
Investment Income distributed in 2017:                $54,979  (2016: $52,704)

Thank you to the following current and alumni Partners who have contributed to our Endowment Fund:

Founders Circle ($100,000 +)
Jim and Casey Fletcher
Norm and Pat Francis
Ken Spencer and Judy Gale
Jim and Deb Yeates

Angel Circle ($25,000 – $99,999)
Sturdy Family in honour of Roseline Sturdy
Don and Belinda Safnuk

Venture Circle ($10,000 – $24,999)
Kathy Butler and Dave Ferguson
Greg Peet
Bijan and Heather Sanii
James Topham
Janet Wood

IPO Circle (up to $10,000)
Barbara Barry and Ray Castelli
Lyndon Harvey
Paul Healey
Jason Mogus
Blair and Judy Simonite
Phil Webber
Gary Yurkovich

For more information about making a personal or corporate donation to SVP Vancouver’s Endowment Fund, please contact us at info@svpvancouver.org.