Introducing to SVP: BabyGoRound

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.

Introducing to SVP: Richmond Family Place

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.

The Return of the 12 Days of Capacitymas 

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.

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. thrive. As we look to the future, we want to also share successes of our past, starting with Take a Hike.

Giving Tuesday

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.

Five Takeaways from Fostering Belonging Through DEI with Eman Salem

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.

SVP Vancouver: Philanthropy Re-imagined 

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. 

Working Alongside Our Investee Organizations: Why and How Accompaniment Works

At SVP Vancouver, our aim is to provide more than funding – to walk alongside Investee and Alumni organizations to help them get to where they want to be, respectfully and equitably. Some of our recent work with two new Investee organizations, New Westminster Family Place and West Coast Kids Cancer Foundation, illustrate our working relationship – and show why accompaniment leads to more long-term impact for the organizations we work with and their communities.