LGT Venture Philanthropy is an independent charitable foundation that supports organizations operating mainly in emerging markets, 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 people.
Since inception, LGT VP has supported over 70 social organizations.
Our portfolio organizations
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Read about LGT Venture Philanthropy’s latest news and view our articles, publications, and downloads.
Dec 7, 2022 | Impact
Earlier this year, LGT VP engaged the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) to conduct a benchmarking survey with our partners to learn more about our performance as a funder.
Nov 23, 2022 | Publications
A case study about long-term philanthropic support and a planned phase-out.
LGT Venture Philanthropy (LGT VP) and mothers2mothers (m2m) are pleased to announce a three-year follow-on engagement from LGT VP to m2m.
Sep 21, 2022 | Publications
Lively Minds is a non-profit working to improve access to quality education and care for pre-school children across Ghana and Uganda.
Sep 19, 2022 | Publications
LGT VP's three-year follow-on investment will support KWCA in further expanding and improving its operations, financial strategy, and monitoring and evaluation.
Sep 14, 2022
With the three-year investment, LGT VP will support Harambee's new role as South Africa’s National Pathway Manager.
Jan 31, 2022 | Publications
Tom Kagerer, Partner and investment specialist at LGT Venture Philanthropy, explains the main differences between venture philanthropy and impact investing.
Jul 22, 2022 | Investments
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.
LGT Venture Philanthropy welcomes 18 exceptional talents to support portfolio organizations and companies of LGT VP and Lightrock during 1-year Fellowship engagements.
Jun 22, 2022 | Publications
We are excited to present our revised impact measurement and management process and our portfolio’s 2021 impact data report.
List of upcoming events is currently being updated.
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