Jumpstart is a national organisation using trained volunteers to deliver an early education programme to preschool children in low-income neighbourhoods

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

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

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.

For more information, please email philanthropy@cvc.com.

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19 Oct 2017
CVC New York staff go Quackers for JumpStart…!
16 Sep 2017
CVC London Tri-Athletes Go the Extra Mile
4 Jul 2017
London Office Awards grants to start-up business, Unmind
1 Jun 2017
Summer in the City - CVC Awards £40,000 Grants to Youth Clubs
20 May 2017
The Warsaw office hosted its first CVC Young Innovator Awards at the Innovation

CVC and the Community


Street League

Merlins Magic Wand



Princes Trust

Fundacion Tomillo


London youth

Social Impact Partners

ST josephs

Venture for America