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We know how to transform communities.

It starts with one person. One person joins many people. Together they help build the capacity to solve our most entrenched problems.

That’s Social Venture Partners. A global network of local partners aligning passion and purpose.

SVP practices venture philanthropy, a business approach for social impact. We leverage contributions of money, professional expertise and influence from the private sector to grow the most promising solutions and leadership potential in the social sector.  Working together, we make transformational change.

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  • What We're Talking About

    In 2015, we made an investment in the Kindergarten Teacher Home Visit (KTHV) program, providing seed funding, and growth funding, as well as the time and effort of our partnership, to the initiative. Now, they are graduating, and we would like to share what they have accomplished. Read More »

    Doss came to us from a brilliant and diverse career, starting with directing market research departments at several large consumer packaged goods companies (Oscar Mayer, Carnation, and General Mills) during the first half of his career, then transitioning to marketing and general management for several information and research companies. Since retiring in 2015, Doss sought a way to use his knowledge and experience to contribute to the vitality of the community. Read More »

    This year, we’re making a strategic investment in IRCO to help build their policy and advocacy infrastructure. Our capacity enhancement grant will help them take their communities’ voices to the next level, and assisting them in addressing the disparities their children face through legislative action. Read More »

    The children that we seek to serve often enter the public education system at a disadvantage—their starting lines set significantly behind their more privileged peers. This holiday season, we encourage you to not only understand and address your own privilege, but to bring the conversation home with you. Read More »

    We are making a $25,000 reinvestment in CEW to help them transition into stabilization and expansion of the program, which we have collectively been piloting and testing up until now. Read More »

    Featured Events

    Elevating Impact 2018

    February 9

    The Elevating Impact Summit brings together hundreds of people from interdisciplinary backgrounds and diverse industries to learn about and celebrate social innovation. In 2018, the Summit will explore social innovation through the lens of thinking in opposites—finding how surprising approaches and unlikely partnerships lead to unforeseen breakthroughs. Read More »

    KairosPDX: Spread the Love

    February 13 @ 5:30 pm

    The most loving thing we can do for the next generation of Oregonians is to teach them to lead, allow them to innovate and create a safe space for them to grow. You can help us provide these opportunities to all kids with equitable access to a transformative education. Read More »

    The BPI: Circle of Hope Dinner

    February 22 @ 5:30 pm

    Health, healing, happiness, wholeness. Black Parent Initiative inspires these in kids, parents, families and our community. Help us build a circle of hope with our first-ever dinner, live auction and program to celebrate the work and progress of black parents. Read More »