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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.
Last night, we got to see our very own Ken Harris on KGW, sharing his Encore story with Tracy Barry of KGW and all of Portland. Ken has been associated with SVP for 3 years, and began his journey as an Encore Fellow working in finance with the Boys and Girls Club. Read More »
As Kerry finishes a successful tour of duty on our Board, we must take the opportunity to honor her as Partner of the Month. We have half a mind to make her Partner of the Decade. Read More »
Latino Network's early childhood program, Juntos Aprendemos, is a shining beacon for Latino families that represents hope, security, and empowerment. Learn how our investment with Latino Network has supported their operating budget growth from $1.3 million to $8.3 million in just three years. Read More »
Earlier this year, SVP and a collection of Oregon funders invested $1.3 million to push for progress in early childhood learning, particularly in the way education providers are trained. This multi-funder collaborative project has made great progress, with a few SVP Partners on the ground guiding the effort. Read More »
Our impact would be nothing without Partners like you, and we just keep growing! Take a look at our new Partners, and take pride in how SVP is expanding and pushing our impact to the next level. Read More »
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.
October 19 @ 5:30 pm
As we do each year, your Annual Partners Meeting will showcase highlights of our impact, what’s on the horizon and where we’re headed with the Ready for Kindergarten goal. One of our inspirational investee leaders will serve as our keynote. We will also feature stories of impact from our Investees and offer rich opportunities to connect with fellow Partners and community leaders. Read More »
August 24 @ 6:30 pm
What would it look like if Portland was a city that showed how much it cares about its youngest citizens? How would we make the invisible visible? Children are the next generation of leaders. Talent is universal, but opportunities are not. Early learning experiences shape lifelong trajectory, so we need to invest more into children who are called "at risk", but who are full of promise. Read More »
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 »
September 6 @ 5:30 pm
Your colorful concepts and sharp strategies are making this community’s future bright + bold as ever. Please join us at the Portland Children’s Museum for a time to connect and celebrate the great, ongoing works happening in the Encore Fellows program. Read More »