BC Social Venture Partners (BC SVP) is a network for business leaders who care about their communities.
BC SVP seeks to catalyze significant, long-term positive social change by:
- Encouraging individuals to be well informed, effective and engaged philanthropists, and
- Investing time, expertise and money in innovative nonprofitorganizations while helping to strengthen them in the process.
We take an innovative approach to philanthropy, leveraging our dollars, networks, and professional skills to support our Grantees. We have found that this "time plus money" approach helps our Grantees increase their capacity to deliver positive social impact.
While we have a broad interest in groups tackling social problems in new and creative ways, currently our support is focused on brighter future for children, youth and families.
Learn more about how we work, our Partners, our Grantees, and how to join our network.
“While our Partners may be used to dealing with financials stated in millions, we recognize that not-for-profits face many of the same business challenges as tech startups, and that we can offer a wealth of experience and influence."
— Don Safnuk, Chair Emeritus of BC SVP and President and CEO of Corporate Recruiters Ltd.