The Private Equity Foundation aims to empower young people to reach their full potential

NESsT develops sustainable social enterprises that help address the critical social problems in Central and Eastern Europe

The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network promotes venture philanthropy initiatives across Asia

The Prince’s Trust gives practical and financial support to disadvantaged 13 to 30-year-olds, helping them to become productive members of society

Street League use the power of football to get the most disadvantaged young people into work, education or training

Merlin’s Magic Wand is a worldwide charity for children which provides free days out at Merlin attractions for ill, disabled or disadvantaged young people

Connecting CVC and the Community


To use the resources of CVC, including grants, employee involvement and access to our network, to make a measurable impact on the lives of disadvantaged children and young people in the communities where we work.

CVC aims to be a catalyst for business and the non-profit sector to work together to benefit their communities. To do this, we have adopted an engaged philanthropy model. This involves contributing CVC's resources to support selected venture philanthropy groups, non-profit organisations and social enterprises across the network. We typically provide a package of support including funding, pro bono expertise and employee volunteering. We also work closely with portfolio companies to be a force for good in the communities where they operate.

In June 2011, CVC took its philanthropy programme to the next level through the establishment of the CVC Foundation. The CVC Foundation, administrered by the Charties Aid Foundation ("CAF"), is a grant-making institution and is managed by CVC employees with an independent Chairman.

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Please click here to view the 'CVC and the Community' Annual Report ezine.


6 Jan 2017
New York Office Hosts CVC Young Innovator Awards for Social Enterprises
6 Jan 2017
Madrid Office Supports Five New Start-Up Businesses
17 Oct 2016
Team CVC Tri…elites” compete in the this year’s Private Equity Industry Triathlon
1 Sep 2016
CVC Executives help select winning Enactus Teams and judge local Social Enterprise Competitions
12 Jul 2016
CVC London donates £20,000 in awards to Young Entrepreneurs

CVC and the Community


Street League

Merlins Magic Wand



Princes Trust

Fundacion Tomillo


London youth

Social Impact Partners

ST josephs

Venture for America