The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network promotes venture philanthropy initiatives across Asia

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

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

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters Deutschland provides one-to-one mentoring of disadvantaged young people using trained volunteers

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, operating under the aegis of the Fondation de Luxembourg, 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.


27 May 2015
London Youth Summer Activity Grants
27 May 2015
Merlin’s Careers Day for CVC Supported Charities
26 May 2015
Young Innovator Awards
23 May 2015
Portfolio Company Domestic & General’s Ride 999 for Get Connected Charity
21 May 2015
US Charity Bike Ride

CVC and the Community


Street League

Merlins Magic Wand



Princes Trust

Fundacion Tomillo