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

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

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

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

Impetus is a venture philanthropy organisation which provides a package of grants and support to non-profit organisations focused on breaking the cycle of poverty

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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22 Sep 2014
“Team CVC” participates in the inaugural Private Equity industry triathlon for Impetus-PEF
17 Apr 2014
CVC goes the distance for charity at this year’s London Marathon
7 Apr 2014
CVC supported St Joseph’s School, rated “Outstanding” in latest OFSTED inspection
21 Mar 2014
CVC supports Fundacion Tomillo in Madrid to help support the development of their entrepreneurship and education programmes
16 Jan 2014
CVC increases its support for Jumpstart in the US and has agreed a 3 year commitment

CVC and the Community


Street League

Merlins Magic Wand



Princes Trust

Fundacion Tomillo