Northpine Foundation


Time Period: 2022

Geography: Canada

Sector: Cross-sector


  • Northpine Foundation has provided $105M in grant and investment capital to 109 organizations across Canada 

Stage: Complete

Links or Resources: Northpine Foundation Website

Client and/or Partners:

MakeWay LOGO - Social Venture Exchange SVX

The Northpine Foundation invests risk capital to achieve scalable outcomes for selected underserved and underinvested communities in Canada

They offer financial and non-financial supports, expertise and networks to explore unmet opportunities, understand alignment, and design ventures together that build relationships to create a healthy and thriving Canada. They allocate catalytic capital in the form of investments and philanthropy

The SVX team was engaged to provide market testing in priority portfolio areas and to support general strategy development as they ramped up their operations. We completed a market scan of potential investments to assess market potential, identify gaps in the market, refine OKRs, and develop recommendations in each of the priority portfolio areas.  We also made recommendations on general strategy and associated resource allocation including capacity building, intermediary infrastructure and innovative financing.