This City has been good to us.
Giving back is an opportunity to strengthen the community
we all share.
Launched in 2000, Social Venture Partners Calgary has raised $1.55 million for direct investment with our investees and provided thousands of hours of volunteer time and expertise to those nonprofit organizations.
Envisioning a philanthropic community that values venture capital practices, the Social Venture Partners model was launched by Paul Brainerd, Aldus Corporation founder and president, in Seattle, Washington in 1997. This model became known as venture philanthropy.
SVP works much the way venture capital does, by investing both time and expertise in a multi-year partnership with nonprofits helping where they need it.
SVP creates growth in both the orgnaizations it helps and the partners who are helping.
Come join us! All are welcome.