Social Venture Partners Calgary


At SVP Calgary, we invest our collective skills and financial resources to propel non-profits to their next level of impact. We amplify the impact of those out to do good in three distinct ways:

  • Connect and engage individuals, helping them make the greatest impact with their philanthropic giving.
  • Fund and strengthen nonprofits, helping them take their vital work for kids and the environment to the next level.
  • Invest in collaborative solutions, so those with a common cause can align their efforts and go farther, together.

For our non-profit Investees we provide:

Multi-year, General Operating Support
We believe that change takes time, and that those closest to the work are best equipped to make important decisions. Our Investees can depend on 3-5 years of funding, and they are free to spend that money where they see fit. We ask them to report on results, not financials.

Capacity Building
It’s not sexy, but things like sound financial systems, effective board governance, and up-to-date technology can make the difference between serving 200 and 500 kids in need. That’s why we strengthen organizations from the inside out – matching them with volunteer and paid consultants who can help amplify their impact.SVP Calgary partners collaboratively decide which non-profit Investee to support, through Investment Committee research and a general vote. Our Investees can depend on 3-5 years of unrestricted funding, meaning they can spend the money where they most need it.

They also receive capacity building tools, skilled volunteers and paid consulting. At SVP we define capacity building as the development of core skills, management practices, strategies, and systems to enhance an organization’s effectiveness, sustainability and ability to fulfill its mission. How do we do this?

Offer Resources
Provide Tools
Develop a Plan and Implement it
Check in On Progress
Report Capacity Building Changes

Together, this helps our Investees to deliver their mission more effectively, resulting in better outcomes for our community.Ways to Support SVP Calgary
Become an SVP partner with a tax deductible donation of $5,000 annually. You join a network of 60 local partners and thousands of international partners. For those under 35 years of age, the donation amount is $2,500.

You can also donate directly to SVP Calgary; contributions of any size are always welcome.

Become Involved with SVP Calgary

Partner roles are very flexible; some make leveraged gifts, others take advantage of our education sessions and peer learning opportunities, and some roll of up their sleeves and dig into volunteer projects. It’s an opportunity to develop personally and professionally, follow your donation dollars, volunteer using your skills, and decide on your own level of involvement.

Ways to Become Engaged as an SVP Partner

  • Attend events and Partner education sessions
  • Join the SVP Board and committees or work on internal projects and planning
  • Work with non-profits through Investee projects, the Fast Pitch Program, or as a Lead Partner
  • Learn about grant making and philanthropy through the Investment Committee, Partner Education sessions and conferences.

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Contact Info

Executive Director

Randy Paquette



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Charity Number: #86227 3117 RR0001

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