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Become a Community Business Partner

By combining SVP’s venture philanthropy model with the talents of their team, SVP Community Business Partners can leverage their impact and help improve the lives of vulnerable children and youth in our community.

SVP Community Business Partnerships connect businesses in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland with a portfolio of more than 20 local nonprofits (our Investees) and a network of nearly 200 highly engaged philanthropists (our Partners) who are working collectively to ensure that all children, regardless of circumstance, have the support they need to reach their full potential.

Our Investees work to address a wide range of social issues facing children and youth, and we work to ensure that they have the capacity and resources to deliver and effectively scale their programs.

By becoming an SVP Community Business Partner, you can:

  • Direct your corporate giving to high-impact organizations that are selected through SVP’s rigorous, months-long due diligence and screening process
  • Elevate your company’s public profile by highlighting your contributions to the community and your commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR)
  • Connect your business and your employees with a higher sense of social purpose through meaningful volunteer engagement opportunities
  • Empower your employees (and your business!) to become well-informed, effective, and engaged philanthropists by taking advantage of SVP learning events and opportunities
  • Provide employees with skills development, personal growth, and professional networking opportunities
  • Align your company and values with other like-minded professionals, philanthropists, businesses, community and nonprofit organizations who share common goals


Partnership Levels

Community Business Partner
Community Impact Partner
Annual Contribution $10,000+ $25,000+
Featured on website Yes Yes
Profile in Parnter/Investee newsletter Yes Yes
Logo in public newsletter Yes Yes
Profile/recognition on LinkedIN Yes Yes
Logo in Annual Report Yes Yes
Able to use SVP logo on website and in marketing materials Yes Yes
Attend social networking events Up to 4 participants Up to 6 participants
Attend Partner learning events Up to 4 participants Up to 6 participants
Participate on SVP committees that offer skill-building volunteer opportunities (e.g. Investee selection committee) Up to 2 participants Up to 4 participants
Capacity-building skills-based volunteer opportunities with Investees Yes Yes
Direct services and team-building volunteer opportunities Investees (when available) Yes Yes
Employee orientation session/onboarding Yes Yes
Host an SVP event and highlight your business (e.g. panel discussions, speaker series, networking mixers) 1 per year Up to 3 per year
Co-funding opportunities to invest directly in one or more Investees No Yes
Event sponsorship opportunities No Yes
Additional tailored engagement opportunities No Yes


Interested in becoming a Community Business Partner?
Get in touch with us today.