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Social Venture Partners Vancouver is a community of 200+ engaged philanthropists who invest time, money and professional expertise into local non-profits that focus on serving vulnerable children and youth. Over the last 19 years, we have provided nearly 70 non-profits with more than $6 million in grants and approximately $18 million of in-kind support. SVP Vancouver is one of the largest affiliates of SVP International, a global network of over 40 organizations in as many cities.
SVP Vancouver accelerates the growth and effectiveness of non-profits through a unique venture philanthropy model. We don’t throw money at a problem; we pair funding with much needed skills, training, and expertise, giving non-profits the tools and resources they need to effectively develop, grow, and deliver their services and programs to the community. This capacity-building expertise comes directly from our Partners. Without their professional skills and knowledge, we simply could not do what we do.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to intensify, the SVP staff and Board are closely monitoring the situation and ongoing updates from the federal and provincial governments as well as the BC Centre for Disease Control and the Public Health Agency of Canada. While we strongly recommend social distancing to “flatten the curve,” we also recommend social connection. Now more than ever, we must come together as a community and support those most in need.
The non-profits we work with are on the front lines, serving those in our community who are hardest hit by the economic impacts of this pandemic. We are committed to standing alongside these communities and the non-profits that are making such a critical contribution to children and families in Vancouver.
One week after putting out the call to SVP Partners, we hit our initial $100,000 fundraising target for the COVID-19 Capacity Response Fund. Read More »
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, SVP Vancouver is currently offering webinars and online information sessions to help non-profits deal with the economic impacts of the pandemic.