Media Advisory - Social Venture Partners Calgary - Saturday, June 9 at 2:30 pm

    CALGARY, June 7 /CNW/ -

    EVENT:    Social Venture Partners Calgary
              2007 Grant Announcement

              $25,000 to an organization to be introduced
              $143,000 in re-grants to extend non-profit relationships
              $3,600 grant by SVP Kids

    Social Venture Partners Calgary, an engaged philanthropy organization
that has invested over $1 million into the Calgary community, is announcing
its grants for 2007. After an 8-month process, SVP Calgary has identified a
new agency for investment of both a financial grant and partner volunteer
hours. In addition, we continue to make donations to agencies we have been
supporting from two to four years, as part of our multi-year funding
    SPECIAL THIS YEAR: SVP Kids, who raised $3,600 over the past year, will
announce their grant. These kids spent hours learning about the community, and
where the pressing needs are, before selecting an agency for their support.
The kids will tell you about the agency they chose and make the presentation.
    The event is being held at the Globe Theatre in advance of the screening
of "Downtown Dawgs: The Road to the Homeless World Cup." The screening will
raise funds for the homeless soccer team in Calgary - just one of the many
innovative programs that SVP supports.

    WHO:   SVP, SVP Kids and newly supported non-profit agencies
    WHAT:  Grant announcement
    WHEN:  June 9, 2:30 pm
    WHERE: Globe Cinema - 8th Avenue SW

    ABOUT SOCIAL VENTURE PARTNERS: Based on a successful and established
program pioneered in Seattle, Social Venture Partners Calgary is a
philanthropic organization that applies the venture capital model to
philanthropy. Partners invest in social innovation and then actively nurture
their financial investment with guidance and resources. The combination of
time, expertise, and financial resources of its partners is a powerful tool of
positive change for cash-strapped, advice-ready and resource-constrained

For further information:

For further information: Cammie Kaulback or Noelle Bacalso at Social
Venture Partners Calgary: (403) 266-5305; or Erin Waite, SVP partner, at (403)

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