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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

Thank you to everybody who attended the Annual Partners Meeting on October 19th. We really appreciate your dedication to our collective goal: ensuring that every child in Multnomah County is ready for kindergarten. It was an opportunity to mingle with Partners, Investee leaders, and community members to discuss collective impact, the state of early childhood education, and philanthropy. Read More »

At the Annual Partners Meeting on October 19th, Wendy Weissman was named the Board Chair’s Award for Passion and Service recipient. Wendy has been a dedicated member of the SVP community and has been Lead of Leads (the Lead Partner-in-charge for our investments) for multiple years. She’s gone above and beyond in her commitment to our mission and our goals, and we’re thrilled to be honoring her this year. Read More »

SVP is seeking a Vice President of Operations & Finance to enhance and direct our operations and financial management. The VP will work directly with the CEO and key organizational leaders on vision and strategy and then manage planning, processes, workflows, and systems to ensure there is adequate capacity, optimization, and harmonization of efforts across all functional areas. Read More »

Because of the significant progress we’ve seen with our investment in Latino Network, we have decided to re-invest with them over a two-year period. This investment will total $80,000 and the volunteer talent that our brilliant Partnership provides. Read More »

IRCO impacts families in a real, tangible way; preparing and priming the children in the immigrant community for success in their school years. Read about Anna, a single mother and Latina immigrant, and her son Oscar; and how IRCO has helped them to thrive. Read More »

Featured Events

Holiday Happy Hour

December 14 @ 5:30 pm

Please join SVP for an evening of mixing, mingling, and holiday joy as we celebrate the season and all of the many incredible accomplishments we have achieved together this year. While there will be no formal run-of-show, please feel free to invite friends and colleagues who may like to learn more. Read More »