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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

Erin Stevanus has been hitting the ground running with the Growing Master Trainers program since we made our 3-year $75,000 investment in them in May of 2017. She is a shining example of our Values and Behaviors, and we’re lucky to have her. Read More »

KairosPDX is an education-focused non-profit attacking Portland’s persistent achievement and opportunity gaps. The Kairos program model presents the opportunity to close these gaps and serve as a beacon for policymakers and educators across the State of Oregon and beyond. Having started with only a charter and willpower to build a high-quality, trauma-informed school, Kairos now educates over 80 children across four grades and is on a path to serve 225 children per year over the next three years. 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 »

From October 20–21, SVP Portland engaged social venture partners from near and far to attend a two-day Learning Lab, co-hosted by SVP International (SVPI). The event was a deep-dive learning experience based on SVP Portland’s quest to achieve greater community impact. Read More »

On On November 13, at the request of Encore.org, SVP hosted a delegation from the Seoul 50 Plus Foundation. They sought to exchange information about the 50+ generation’s participation in the voluntary sector and about intergenerational programs for encore careers. Read More »

Featured Events

Lunch and Learn: KairosPDX

January 22 @ 12:00 pm

If you’d like to learn about SVP’s Partnership with KairosPDX as well as Kairos’ planning efforts in the early care and education space, we’d love for you to join us for lunch on January 22th for the latest in our Lunch and Learn series. We are proud of the capacity building progress we have made together, which now positions Kairos to shift attention to early childhood planning. Join us to learn more! Read More »

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 »