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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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    Holly and Zachary Levow are dedicated and generous Partners who inspire us with their vision and drive every day. Holly and Zach were members of the SVP network before their introduction to SVP Portland, serving as Partners at SV2, the Silicon Valley’s SVP affiliate. They joined SVP Portland in February of 2014. Read More »

    Doss came to us from a brilliant and diverse career, starting with directing market research departments at several large consumer packaged goods companies (Oscar Mayer, Carnation, and General Mills) during the first half of his career, then transitioning to marketing and general management for several information and research companies. Since retiring in 2015, Doss sought a way to use his knowledge and experience to contribute to the vitality of the community. Read More »

    In 2015, we made an investment in the Kindergarten Teacher Home Visit (KTHV) program, providing seed funding, and growth funding, as well as the time and effort of our partnership, to the initiative. Now, they are graduating, and we would like to share what they have accomplished. 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 »

    We are making a $25,000 reinvestment in CEW to help them transition into stabilization and expansion of the program, which we have collectively been piloting and testing up until now. Read More »

    Featured Events

    The BPI: Circle of Hope Dinner

    February 22 @ 5:30 pm

    Health, healing, happiness, wholeness. Black Parent Initiative inspires these in kids, parents, families and our community. Help us build a circle of hope with our first-ever dinner, live auction and program to celebrate the work and progress of black parents. Read More »

    Books Open Minds: Why all children need books featuring diverse characters

    March 8 @ 7:00 pm

    One week left to register! Please join the Children's Book Bank for an important conversation about why all children need books featuring diverse characters (for ages 15 yrs and up). Read More »

    SVP Global Summit 2018

    April 26

    Join us in April for our movement's most powerful global event, where we will gather to share emerging best practices, examine smarter approaches, and connect around SVP’s next, collective great step. No other event in 2018 will offer you a better chance to expand your knowledge, contribute your expertise, connect with — and grow — the world's largest engaged philanthropic network. Read More »