A far-reaching legacy of the Olympic Winter Games Vancouver 2010 has been the emergence, success and impact of LIFT Philanthropy Partners (LIFT), a national non-profit organisation that evolved from 2010 Legacies Now.
The organisation uses a venture-philanthropy approach to help build the capacity of social purpose organisations across Canada. Its aim is to help make these types of organisations across Canada more sustainable and more effective at delivering social impact in the areas of health, education and skills development. Between 2011 and 2019, LIFT’s portfolio of current and alumni social purpose organisations increased from 4 to 23. The value of the consulting time and financial contributions of LIFT and its partners grew from CAD 3 million in 2014 to CAD 7.7 million in 2017.