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Social Venture Partners: we connect Boston’s most promising nonprofits with the money and minds to fuel their success.
Our Nonprofits: a carefully selected portfolio of small and mid-sized nonprofits having extraordinary impact and with the potential to have much more.
Our Partners: a network of smart, engaged philanthropists who want to give money and much more: their mind power and their time.
Darcy Brownell, Executive Director of SVP Boston, was recently interviewed by the Boston Foundation for their "City of Ideas" blog. Read More »
Social Venture Partners Boston has selected three finalists – America SCORES Boston, Enroot, and WriteBoston – to compete for three years of funding and skilled volunteer support. The finalists were evaluated for their leadership, sustainability, societal impact and innovation, and stood out from the original pool of close to 20 organizations. Read More »
Social Venture Partners Boston and Wells Fargo in New England are pleased to announce a new collaboration through Social Venture Partners Boston’s Corporate Partnership program. Wells Fargo joins other local companies such as Charles River Associates, Eaton Vance, and Fidelity Charitable in support of Social Venture Partners Boston’s work. Read More »
2017 marks SVP Boston’s 15th anniversary. We’ll be celebrating this exciting milestone in different ways throughout the year, including kicking off a series of SVP Partner and Grantee profiles to highlight members of the SVP Boston community. Read More »
After a rigorous vetting process, Social Venture Partners Boston has selected Trinity Boston Foundation as its newest grantee. Read More »
We are pleased to present SVP Boston’s inaugural Impact Report, highlighting our work throughout 2015 and 2016. Read More »
Darcy Madden, SVP Boston's Executive Director, recently penned a piece on SVP's model of engaged philanthropy that was featured in the Philanthropy Journal. Read More »
After a rigorous vetting process, Social Venture Partners Boston has selected four finalists to compete for three years of funding and skilled volunteer support. Read More »
Social Venture Partners Boston is excited to announce the addition of Jennifer Gilbert of North Cambridge, Marva Serotkin of Newton, and Tim Smith of Jamaica Plain to its Board of Directors. Read More »
After a rigorous vetting process, SVP Boston has selected Union Capital Boston as our latest Grantee. SVP chose Union Capital Boston because of its unique solution and transformative potential to improve Boston’s communities. Through its online platform, Union Capital provides low-income families financial incentives for accessing existing educational, health, financial, and community resources. Read More »
Executive Director, Randy Houk, of former SVP Boston Grantee, Raising a Reader, was interviewed on WBZ-TV during the segment “4 Your Community.” Read More »
On the eve of SVP Boston Grantee Phoenix Charter Academy's 10th anniversary, the Boston Globe features a compelling article about Phoenix's success. Governor Charlie Baker says of Phoenix, "They serve kids nobody told not to drop out, [and] they don’t quit on these kids.” Read More »
Two of My Life My Choice’s Tiger Team members, Rich Croak and Steve Kenney, chatted with us about the team’s work over the last few months. Much like the proverb that says, “there’s no off switch on a tiger,” there’s no off switch on our SVP Tiger Team either – making great progress in a few short months. Read More »
Darcy Madden, Executive Director of SVP Boston, was recently interviewed by the Boston Business Journal for their “Emerging Leaders” feature. Read More »