What We Do
We give differently. Through SVP Vancouver’s venture philanthropy model, we work with high-impact nonprofits to achieve a shared vision: to help children and youth in B.C. thrive. We don’t just throw money at a problem. We use the collective Time, Talent, Treasure, and Ties of the SVP community–our Partners, donors, and nonprofit changemakers–to improve the way nonprofits operate and help them accelerate their growth, in service of helping kids.
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Who We Are
We are people for whom improving our community is part of our life’s journey. Social Venture Partners Vancouver is a network of 150+ engaged philanthropists and changemakers who invest time, money and professional expertise into local, high-impact nonprofits that focus on serving under-resourced children and youth. Over the last 21 years, we have provided more than 70 nonprofits with more than $12 million in grants, countless hours of capacity building support, programming, training, tools, and resources. SVP Vancouver is one of the largest affiliates of SVP International, a global network of over 40 organizations in as many cities.
How It Works
SVP provides nonprofits with multi-year financial support, resources, and Partner time and expertise to help them build out their internal capacity, so they can in turn, better support children and youth.
Story of Impact: SVP a Catalyst For Growth at Take a Hike
Since 2001 SVP has invested in high-impact nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the lives of B.C.’s children and youth. Our ultimate goal: Be an exceptional and catalytic funder that enables high-impact nonprofits to flourish and grow. All in the service of helping more kids and youth in B.C.
Stay connected to the upcoming news from our SVP Vancouver Community!
As we sail into 2024, we want to review the different options available to you, as well as share a reminder that there is no one way or right way to be engaged! Or any obligation to be engaged at all!
Please join us in extending a warm welcome back to BabyGoRound! BabyGoRound (BGR) brings critical support to under-resourced families by providing resources and essential baby gear, helping families to safely care for their babies and toddlers, and ensuring that families are equipped and empowered to thrive.
We’re thrilled to introduce you to a new Investee: A:lmélháwtxw Early Education Centre – Stó:lō Service Agency! They joined the SVP community in late 2023. They are the recipients of a microgrant from SVP.
We’re thrilled to introduce you to a new Investee: Richmond Family Place! Richmond Family Place’s interactive programs for families focus on mutual aid and peer support to equip families with the tools and resources they need to thrive.
We’re back with a special SVP Vancouver version of the holiday classic! Three years in a row makes it a tradition!
We do this to celebrate the season, and also to acknowledge all the incredible work we’ve achieved in 2023 to help vulnerable children and youth in B.C. thrive, thanks to your support.
Since 2001 SVP has invested in high-impact nonprofit organizations that are working to improve the lives of B.C.’s children and youth. Our ultimate goal: Be an exceptional and catalytic funder that enables high-impact nonprofits to flourish and grow. All in the service of helping more kids and youth in B.C. thrive. As we look to the future, we want to also share successes of our past, starting with Take a Hike.
SVP Vancouver Alumni organization Fresh Roots received a Flex Fund grant to work with equity, diversity, and inclusion consultant Eman Salem to continue to explore how they can foster an anti-oppression and anti-racist lens throughout their work.
Giving Tuesday is coming up next week, on November 28th. Our Alumni and Investee organizations have put together engaging Giving Tuesday and Year End campaigns that aim to raise funds – and awareness – so they can continue doing their incredible work, helping children and youth in B.C. thrive.
On October 16th, a group of SVP Partners and staff gathered for an “Fostering Belonging Through DEI” session with Eman Salem from IronSelf Consulting. It is part of SVP’s strategic plan to further embody equity in our work as a foundation, recognizing that without actively working to change the systems that hold societal inequities and inequalities in place, we aren’t fully enacting or working toward our vision of helping children and youth thrive. We want to ensure we are serving our community in the safest, most inclusive way possible.
Since 2001, SVP has done things differently. We’ve always done more than throw money at a problem. Instead, we walk alongside our nonprofit Investee and Alumni organizations, yes, offering multi-year financial support, but also providing so much more than a grant: responsive capacity-building support, access to volunteer expertise, community, and thought partnership to help nonprofits in the start-up phase stabilize and grow.
Stay connected to the upcoming events from our SVP Vancouver Community!