SVP is both local and global.
SVP Vancouver’s venture philanthropy is rooted in your backyard. SVP Vancouver Partners invest money, time and expertise in nonprofits whose primary operations are based in Metro Vancouver and whose programs work to improve the lives of children and youth in Vancouver and across B.C.
SVP Vancouver Partners are also part of a 4,000+ global network of philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and change-makers. Though the focus of SVP affiliates around the world can differ (i.e. not all are focused on children and youth), all SVP Partners share common ideals.
They are passionate about accelerating the growth and effectiveness of nonprofits through venture philanthropy. They recognize that innovative, community-led, evidence-informed initiatives are strengthened not only by injections of cash but by investments in capacity building. And they understand the power and potential of collaboration between the nonprofit and professional sectors.
There are 40 SVP network member organizations from Boston to Bangalore (and new ones crop up every year). Through cross-city forums and SVP’s annual conference, SVP Partners and staff are able to tap into a wealth of shared experience, knowledge, and resources. The SVP Network Office is the invisible backbone, the hub that links our member organizations and their Partners, allowing them to convene and learn from one another, while fostering new SVPs throughout the world.
If you’re ready to achieve collectively more than any of us could achieve alone, join us!