LGT Venture Philanthropy is an independent charitable foundation that supports organizations and companies operating mainly in developing countries, who implement solutions that contribute directly to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Our vision and mission are embedded in LGT’s 90-year-old tradition of creating, preserving and increasing lasting value.
We support the growth of innovative social organizations by providing them with a tailored combination of growth capital, business skills, management know-how and strategic advice. We offer capacity building support to drive innovation and maximize societal return.
Our approach provides tailored support to scalable solutions for large-scale problems.
Our portfolio organizations strive to solve some of the world’s most pressing societal problems. With effective scalable models, they have the potential to improve the quality of life of millions of underserved people.
Since inception, LGT VP has supported over 60 social organizations.
Our portfolio organizations
Interested in using your professional skills in a meaningful way? Find out more about the the LGT Impact Fellowship Program.
About the Fellowship
We will welcome applications again in spring 2023.
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Read about LGT Venture Philanthropy’s latest news and view our articles, publications, and downloads.
Jul 22, 2022 | Investments
LGT Venture Philanthropy welcomes 18 exceptional talents to support portfolio organizations and companies of LGT VP and Lightrock during 1-year Fellowship engagements.
LGT VP continues its engagement with Educate Girls (EG), a non-profit organization focused on mobilizing communities to improve and expand girls’ education in India’s rural and educationally underprivileged areas.
Jun 22, 2022 | Publications
We are excited to present our revised impact measurement and management process and our portfolio’s 2021 impact data report.
May 4, 2022 | Publications
The foundation continues its strong alignment with the Operating Principles for Impact Management in 2022 and is proud to see the number of fellow signatories increase.
May 2, 2022 | Publications
Senior Investment Manager, Nava Anvari, walks us through each step of the due diligence process.
Apr 22, 2022 | Publications
Dickson Kaelo, CEO of Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA), discusses Kenya's community conservancy model and KWCA’s integral role in driving the movement forward.
Mar 11, 2022 | Publications
LGT VP will work with the The Nature Conservancy (TNC) to formally set up, operationalize and scale the Facility, support the launch of of India's first ever Water Fund and link the Facility's carbon outcomes with LGT Group's broader Net Carbon Zero targets.
Mar 30, 2022 | Publications
LGT VP’s multi-year, non-programmatic funding will allow the organization to further strengthen and build out its organizational capabilities required to operate in multiple countries.
Jan 31, 2022 | Publications
Tom Kagerer, Partner and investment specialist at LGT Venture Philanthropy, explains the main differences between venture philanthropy and impact investing.
Dec 3, 2021 | Publications
LGT VP will support SmartStart to implement their five-year strategy which will extend their network across South Africa and position them to become a delivery platform for nationwide early childhood learning, enabling every child, regardless of their background, to have a strong, smart start to education.
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