We have more to give. Together.
The individuals who join SVP want to leave their mark on the world, to take their giving to a new level. Through SVP you can…
Pool and Stretch Your Dollars
In a sluggish economy, funding for non-profits shrinks as demand for their services expands. Now, more than ever, it’s important to maximize your gifts.
Since 2001, SVP Vancouver has helped individuals make smart and leveraged investments in vetted organizations. Over the years, SVP Partners have collectively given more than $6 million dollars to 57+ nonprofits in the Metro Vancouver area – far more than most could give alone. And that money was stretched farther by the thousands of volunteer hours and professional services donated by SVP Partners.
Invest in Vetted Non-profits
There are hundreds of non-profits. How do you decide which ones to fund?
At SVP you don’t have to make that decision on your own. Whether or not you participate directly, you benefit from the careful selection and reviews carried out by SVP’s Opportunties Committee (OC) – ensuring that your money is wisely invested.
Each month, the OC meets to review new organizations seeking support and those currently going through our Investee selection progress. Read more about our Investee Selection Process.
SVP Vancouver supported 17 Investees in 2017, providing $500,000 in grants.
Partners consistently say that participating on our OC is one of the most engaging experiences at SVP.
Engage in Shared Learning
Should I make a few large donations, or lots of small ones? Where can I find non-profits that are focused on the issues I care about? How do I align my giving with my values?
These are just a few of the questions that SVP Partners bring to the table, and through a series of seminars, discussion groups, workshops, and one-to-one meetings SVP helps tackle them. Our goal? Partners connect with people who share their passion and walk away with the tools they need to make the greatest impact with their giving.
Volunteer Your Time and Talent
How do you want to approach philanthropy? If you’re reading this, it probably means you want to do more than give money. You want to roll up your sleeves and dig in. And you’re not alone.
Become an SVP Partner and amplify the power of your giving!