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What We Do

SVP partners do more than write checks. We roll up our sleeves, open our minds, and get involved.

Using a hands-on approach, SVP combines the power of business with the passion of philanthropy. Partners bring their collective expertise, financial resources, professional skills, life experience, and creativity to work in partnership with area nonprofits and their leaders. Our goal: measurable results, more effective nonprofits and satisfied, engaged partners.

Our Mission

Social Venture Partners is Cincinnati’s home for people who want to do more than write a check; we share a passion for engaged, hands-on philanthropy. As Partners, we mutually invest time, talent and financial resources in nonprofits to maximize impact. Working and learning together we leverage individual capabilities to enhance effectiveness and create lasting bonds with our investees and one another.

How Do We Do This? We Go Beyond Philanthropy.

SVP does more than give away money. We amplify the impact of those out to do good in three distinct ways:

  1. Connect and engage individuals, helping them make the greatest impact with their philanthropic giving.
  2. Fund and strengthen nonprofits, helping them take their vital work for kids and the environment to the next level.
  3. Invest in collaborative solutions, so those with a common cause can align their efforts and go farther, together.

Nonprofits We Fund

These organizations are fighting for better communities and the success of every child.  They are tackling some of our community’s most pressing issues – and they are ready to take their work to the next level. SVP is honored to be their accomplice. Read more about SVP’s past and present investees.

A Celebration of Partnership

The story of how Social Venture Partners in Cincinnati partnered with the Civic Garden Center to create the Green Learning Station, a pioneering education center designed to teach Cincinnatians about green technology and urban garden techniques.