Social Venture Partners Toronto – Invest. Engage. Advance.
Social Venture Partners Toronto has selected Unity Charity as its newest investee, following a vote by all SVP partners in late 2012.
Our sixth investee was selected by Partner vote at our All Partners Investment Meeting on November 5th. We are excited to partner with Unity Charity as part of our focus this upcoming year on youth.
Unity Charity engages and empowers youth to be role models and leaders in their communities. UNITY engages youth 10 to 18 by implementing school and community programs helping youth positively express their stress and develop skills for success. UNITY empowers youth to make better choices as leaders, mentors and positive community role models leading to more productive citizens, safer schools, and healthier communities.
FoodShare Toronto is an innovative non-profit community food organization whose programs include direct fresh produce access, childhood nutrition and education, community cooking, community growing, and urban agriculture. Each month, FoodShare reaches over 145,000 children and adults across the City of Toronto.
Annette Heatherington, the ED of Social Venture Partners Toronto, a project of Tides Canada visited FoodShare on Tuesday and presented Debbie Field, Robyn Shyllit, Gloria Padilla and Adrienne De Francesco a cheque supporting FoodShare's communication work. This is part of the ways that SVP Toronto supports FoodShare's work, which also includes SVP partners providing expert advice on communications, program outcomes, finances to FoodShare?
Read our Newsletter for the 4th quarter of 2012
Formed in November 2007, SVP Toronto is a new wave of philanthropy. Built on a venture partnership model, Social Venture Partners is a type of giving that’s more active, and more engaged. Partners give their time, professional skills, and creativity to work together with local nonprofits to meet community needs and bring about positive social change.