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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

We are seeking a Director of Learning & Equity (DLE) with a deep understanding of adult learning theory and a proven track record of advancing equity within an organization or company. The DLE will develop, refine, and implement educational opportunities and equity, diversity, and inclusion strategies with our Partnership. You will work closely with staff and Partners to identify the needs and opportunities for learning and advancing equity. 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 »

On June 1st, we attended The Children’s Book Bank’s benefit of the year, "Tell Me A Story", where we got to hear storytellers tell personal tales based on the prompt “A book that changed my life”. Each story shone a light on the importance of reading, and how books deeply touch a person’s life. 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

Dinner Discussion: What Are You? With Dmae Roberts

June 29 @ 6:30 pm

Dmae Roberts, who has written essays and produced film and radio documentaries about being a biracial Asian American in Oregon, leads a discussion of heritage that goes beyond checking one race on US Census forms. Read More »

Becoming a Champion for Change

June 28 @ 10:00 am

You and your fellow partners are invited to join us and let us know what you think. Open to SVP veterans and newbies alike, this highly-interactive experience will allow you to brush up on some fundamentals and learn something new while providing invaluable input to the design team. 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 »