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SVP Becomes a Member of Philanthropic Foundations Canada

Posted by andreabocking

SVP has become a member of Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC), which is an association of Canadian grantmakers (i.e. private and public foundations, charities, corporations) that promotes the growth and development of effective and responsible foundations and organized philanthropy in Canada.  PFC supports Canadian philanthropy by: encouraging public policies that promote philanthropy increasing awareness of philanthropy’s contribution to Canadians’ […] Read More »

Event Reminders

Posted by andreabocking

Mark your calendars for the following events: Family Service Day – July 10 at 8am: We will be holding our first Family Service Day to help Strong Start restock in-school material bins for their Letters, Sounds and Words program. If you would like to volunteer or have children ages 13 and older who would be interested in volunteering, please contact Nora […] Read More »

Updated Investment Focus

Posted by andreabocking

Each year we review our focus and at our All Partner meeting we voted to add “families” to to our focus. This provides recognition to the fact that helping children achieve their full potential is only possible when their families are also supported and strengthened. Our new focus on families, children and youth will give preference to organizations […] Read More »

Kinbridge Community Association Selected as our 2013 Investee!

Posted by andreabocking

I’m excited to announce that we have selected Kinbridge Community Association as our 2013 investee! Kinbridge is focused on strengthening the Christopher Champlain and Southwood neighbourhoods in Cambridge through recreation, education and social programs for children, youth and adults. Kinbridge’s support and services provide the residents of these neighbourhoods, who face challenges ranging from being […] Read More »

What If a Vision Is Even More Powerful 15 Years Later?

Posted by andreabocking

By Paul Shoemaker, Executive Connector, SVP Seattle Well, it was actually almost 16 years ago … I went to a get-together at The Ruins in Seattle where 5 people told about a hundred people about this new approach to philanthropy called Social Venture Partners. Seemed like a great idea and it was. We took off fast in […] Read More »

Social Venture Partners Helps Children Thrive in Waterloo Region from the Steps of the Accelerator Centre

Posted by andreabocking

What changes do you want to see in your community? What role will you play in that change and how will you make it happen? Answers to these questions are unique to each individual who joins Social Venture Partners Waterloo Region (SVPWR), but there is a common desire to make a positive impact – and […] Read More »

Ordering a Cake and Restricting it Too

Posted by Vu Le

Two weeks ago I was out to lunch with a potential new corporate sponsor, who got very excited about a program we did a while ago, where we provided computer training classes in Vietnamese to parents so that they could learn to check their kids’ grades online through Seattle Public Schools’ Source program. Read More »