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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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On May 16, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 3427 into law, tweeting, “Proud to sign our Student Success Act into law today, ensuring our schools will finally receive funding at the level our children deserve. This is a big day for our kids, and their future." SVP Portland has served as a capacity builder, seed investor, fiscal sponsor, and champion of the Equity Collaborative over the past several years, and we are incredibly proud of the advocacy efforts that resulted in this significant outcome. Read More »
Our network has been deeply engaged since the Preschool for All Task Force and Work Groups kicked off last year. And, like all our investments, Investor Partners have a bilateral relationship with the Community Partner, learning as much as they give. Read on to learn about our Partners’ experiences with this engagement! Read More »
Multi-generation programs are a valuable, but not well-known, part of the early childhood education landscape. Portland State University commissioned SVP Portland Partner and early learning specialist, Stephanie Feeney, to develop a white paper investigating multi-generational early childhood programs. Read More »
At the Annual Partner’s Gathering, Board Chair Kerry McClenahan had the great pleasure of announcing the 2018 Partner of the Year award recipient. This year’s award went to a Partner in her fourth year with SVP Portland who has been an amazing force in our Partnership since day one—Linda Hassan Anderson. Read More »
A regular feature in SVP Portland’s communications, Partner of the Month recognizes Investor and Business Partners for their outstanding contribution to our impact. Partners are nominated by their peers. Change would not be possible without the dedication of Partners engaged in the community and, for this, SVP thanks you! Read More »
May 22 @ 5:30 pm
Social Venture Partners Portland is comprised of many interesting, entrepreneurial philanthropists. Join us for some snacks and libations as you mix and mingle with some of our current Partners, including our hosts, Alex Nelson of PDX Impact and Nick Wade of CoinOp. Join us to learn more about Alex and Nick, their businesses, and their connection to SVP. Read More »
June 11 @ 11:00 am
Nonprofits increasingly have staff and assist clients from diverse cultures, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and genders. After completing this workshop, you will understand the challenges and strengths that diversity brings to nonprofit operations and be familiar with tools and techniques to incorporate equity concerns and to create an inclusive environment. Read More »
June 18 @ 2:00 pm
This is a great way for our Partnership to learn about impact evaluation! Our very own Executive Director, Lauren Johnson is moderating this panel discussion.Join us on June 18th to learn more! Read More »
June 24 @ 6:00 pm