About LIFT Philanthropy Partners
LIFT Philanthropy Partners uses a venture philanthropy approach to support not-for-profit organizations to become sustainable and more effective at delivering measurable social impact that improves the health and productivity of Canadians and their communities. LIFT provides these not-for-profit organizations with a valuable combination of skills, expertise and resources to improve their operations and increase their social impact.
LIFT works with a not-for-profit organization for up to three years to develop and implement a strategic LIFT plan to improve accountability, establish performance metrics, and increase capacity to deliver social impact. Using a venture philanthropy approach, the LIFT team works closely with the not-for-profit organization, and engages a partner network of leading businesses, service providers and other experts to strengthen the not-for-profit organization.
LIFT invests in not-for-profit organizations that have a direct and positive effect on the health and productivity of Canadians and their communities. LIFT selects not-for-profit organizations with proven success delivering measurable social impact in the areas of literacy, skills development, sport and physical activity to help Canadians access the skills and support they need to make positive and lasting contributions to the social and economic success of the country.
LIFT leverages financial investments with the value-added expertise of the LIFT team and its pro bono partner network to build stronger and more effective not-for-profit organizations. LIFT emphasizes measurement, reporting, and accountability to multiply the effectiveness of dollars invested and ensure the social return on investment continues to increase over time.
LIFT evolved from 2010 Legacies Now, where it leveraged the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to create social impact in British Columbia. Since inception in 2000, 2010 Legacies Now has earned an international reputation as a leader in advancing lasting social change, and has shared its social innovation model with cities and events throughout the world.
For media inquiries about LIFT, please contact:
Nicole Mezzarobba Ford
Manager, Communications and Corporate Response