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SVP Origin Story

It was 1994, and Paul Brainerd was out of a job. He had just sold his software company, Aldus Corporation, to Adobe. PageMaker, the desktop publishing program his company created, had revolutionized printing and publishing—and left him an unexpected millionaire. Read More »

DJR Graduate Kayla Marshall presents at International Conference: Do Good Better 

Kayla Marshall, 2017 graduate of the Dana Juett Residency, presented at the 28th Annual International Conference [...] Read More »

Social Innovation Luncheon Series

Our Social Innovation Luncheon Series focuses on current topics affecting our community. The five informative and inspiring sessions occur February through September. Events and education sessions are a great way to dig into a new topic, get to know Social Venture Partners Dallas, or meet others who share your interests. See what we are doing this year. Read More »

Trinity River Mission

The Trinity River Mission (TRM) purpose is impressive. It is a volunteer-based, community learning center that promotes literacy, encourages academic success, and develops effective life skills among disadvantaged youth in West Dallas. TRM is a safe haven that provides homework help, tutoring, mentoring, and a support network of parents, teachers, volunteers, and TRM staff. This program reduces the risk of delinquent behavior and increases the likelihood that the students will stay and thrive in school. The numbers speak for themselves as 95% of the students pass to the next grade, 98% of students graduate, and an average of 80% of the students enroll in college directly out of high school. Read More »

Little Green Book of Venture Philanthropy

For anyone wanting to make a difference - from the executive director to the weekend fundraiser to the new breed of donor-investor - this little green book will empower and inspire non-profits and their partners to have fun and change the world together. Read More »

Mi Escuelita Preschool

Mi Escuelita is a nonprofit preschool that prepares young, economically disadvantaged children from all cultures for a “successful school experience.” Their goal is to teach non-English speaking children English prior to entering school in an effort to lessen the need for ESL classes. They also teach the children life skills that will better prepare them for their educational experiences. Read More »