The European Venture Philanthropy Association promotes venture philanthropy initiatives across Europe

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

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

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 Asian Venture Philanthropy Network promotes venture philanthropy initiatives across Asia

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

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.


4 Jan 2016
CVC New York makes $20,000 in Awards to Young Social Entrepreneurs
16 Dec 2015
Hong Kong Office Hosts First CVC Entrepreneurs’ Lab
16 Dec 2015
1,500 young people benefit from the CVC Summer Activity Grants
12 Sep 2015
Team CVC Tri…elites” compete in the this year’s Private Equity Industry Triathlon
23 Jul 2015
Young Innovators Awards Come to Spain

CVC and the Community


Street League

Merlins Magic Wand



Princes Trust

Fundacion Tomillo