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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The CVC Foundation has become a sponsor of Venture for America (VFA), a charity which trains talented young graduates to become entrepreneurs in areas of need throughout the US. Read more
CVC has been a supporter of NESsT since 2011 and recently agreed to substantially increase its financial commitment to the charity. Read more
CVC has joined leading businesses including Tesco, Diageo, Pearson, Virgin, McKinsey and others in providing backing for New Entrepreneurs Foundation (NEF). CVC's Senior Managing Director, Peter Rutland, has been appointed to its Business Council.
For the second year running CVC staff members organised a highly successful football tournament at the London Soccerdome for charity partner, Street League. Read more
On October 5 , staff from the New York office left their desks to read to children as part in "Read for the Record" , a national event organised by the charity Jumpstart to promote children's literacy. Read more
On 7 June, a band of nine enthusiastic staff from the London office worked with the charity City Year to renovate a community centre and garden in Southwark. Read more
On June 29 a group of 80 young people from the charity City Year had a great day out at Thorpe Park courtesy of CVC and Merlin's Magic Wand. Read more
On 3 April, Rob Hill of CVC's London office and a friend, Roly Burr, left the UK to commence a Charity Challenge to walk the last degree of the globe to the North Pole, a distance of 150km over the Arctic icecap. Read more