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SVP International

All We See is Potential.

It starts with one person. One person joins many people. Together they will help build communities able 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. As such, we invest financial, human, and social capital to solve community problems. We partner across sectors to support sustainable, community-driven solutions. We connect people and organizations striving to change the world together.

What We're Talking About

Retirement in the Portland area is evolving thanks to our Encore Fellows program. Using the decades of skill and experience they’ve gathered, Encore Fellows bring their impressive expertise to solve some of the communities most pressing issues, from homelessness to early childhood education. Read More »

Noelle Studer-Spevak is our Partner of the Month! Noelle has been a Partner for two years and recently received the Oregon PTA Advocate for Children Award. Read More »

"IRCO was on my radar ever since I moved to Portland. Perhaps I saw it as a way of giving back to the many people in countries where I lived, who helped me navigate culture and language while making me feel safe and comfortable in my new surroundings. I wanted to be involved." Read More »

As a partnership, we have expeditiously ventured into the racial and cultural equity space. We’ve been working hard to solidify our commitment, goal, and course of action, and we are bringing that work to bear. As we push our commitment to Advancing Racial Equity into the light, our CEO shares his experiences surrounding equity, diversity and inclusion with you.

It's important to see how our Investees touch lives. Dani Swope, Executive Director of the Children’s Book Bank (CBB), shared a story of how books can bring communities and cultures to life for children, and give them the representation they need to make reading relatable.

Featured Events

Lunch and Learn: From Saving to Serving with Adam Davis

July 31 @ 11:30 am

Join us on July 31st for our next Lunch & Learn, "From Saving to Serving" with Adam Davis. We will lunch at Lechon and engage in a stimulating discussion about how to think about our efforts around creating a positive impact. Read More »

Summer Social

August 4 @ 5:30 pm

Partners, it's time to relax and mingle outdoors with your SVP friends to celebrate all that we have accomplished together this year. Be sure to bring the whole family for savory food, refreshing summer cocktails, and activities for all ages! Read More »

Children’s Book Bank Retirement Party

August 17 @ 3:30 pm

Celebrate SVP’s partnership with The Children’s Book Bank (CBB) and give the gift of reading! Join us on August 17 for a group book cleaning effort at CBB and stay to raise a glass in celebration of all we have accomplished together. Read More »