SVP is bold and bright—and we look a little bit different in each community. We invite you to get engaged in a personal way as you explore this website by selecting your own colors!
We are entrepreneurs, business professionals, volunteers, parents, community leaders, and engaged philanthropists – a global network of local partners connecting passion and purpose. We take an innovative approach to philanthropy, leveraging our dollars, networks, professional skills and resources to support our Investees. We have found that this “time plus money” approach helps our Investees increase their capacity to deliver positive social impact.
We believe that non-profits face many of the same challenges as new businesses. As entrepreneurs and business leaders, we’ve faced them ourselves. That’s why, in addition to providing capital, we contribute our expertise.
We get to know our Investees – their people, their goals, and their challenges – and we bring all of our professional skills, experience, connections and other resources to help build strong organizations and effective strategies for long-term success.
We believe that nothing truly great is accomplished alone. Every person in our network has something to contribute and something to learn. We are never satisfied and we don’t settle. We know we have more to give, and that more needs to be done.
Where others see insurmountable problems. We see potential.
Established in 2001, SVP Vancouver* has contributed more than $6 million dollars and thousands of volunteer hours to more than 57 non-profits in our community. Local success stories include Take A Hike Youth-at-Risk Foundation, The KidSafe Project, St. James Music Academy, Yo Bro Youth Initiative Society, ONE TO ONE: A Children’s Literacy Program, and many others.
Helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, building the capacity of non-profits, 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).