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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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    SVP Portland had the chance to be counted in more deeply when we partnered with CEW in 2014 to evaluate their programs and identify opportunities for capacity building and growth. CEW’s belief that it shouldn’t be acceptable that children have different access to early childhood education based on income level, skin color, or immigration or refugee status, aligned well with SVP Portland’s mission and initiatives. Read More »

    We are thrilled to welcome in September by honoring Andrew Becvar as SVP Portland’s Partner to the Month! Andrew is a Certified Financial Planner™ who joined the SVP Partnership in 2018 and has brought his expertise in financial management directly to our Partnership ever since. Read More »

    As we grow in our journey to advance racial equity, we are constantly reviewing our original commitments and looking for ways to deepen our work around equity. In this process, we have refined our goals toward advancing racial equity and are excited to share with you what we are already doing, and what is to come! Read More »

    All children in our community deserve the chance to enter kindergarten with the tools they need to learn, grow, and be successful. When children have access to quality early learning experiences, their positive outcomes in school increase significantly. SVP Portland is proud to celebrate the Preschool for All Task Force's report on the current state of preschool in Multnomah County and recommendations for how we can provide equitable access to high-quality early learning for all children. This report is the first step to making universal preschool a reality. Read More »

    The fact that MFS and Adelante have continued to build upon their learnings from the Project Impact cohort and expanded the evaluation strategies to multiple programs demonstrates how a small SVP Portland investment can result in significant, sustained return.  Read More »

    If you would like to hear from one of SVP Portland's committed Partners, let us introduce you to Shannon Jones, SVP Portland's first Five-Year Partner! To learn more about her reasoning behind this five-year pledge to SVP Portland, please read on. Read More »

    Featured Events

    Partner-Hosted Happy Hour with Chris Nelson

    September 11 @ 6:00 pm

    Social Venture Partners Portland has the most interesting, entrepreneurial philanthropists in the world. We are thrilled to introduce one of them, Chris Nelson and his company, Capstone Partners! Join us for a Partner-Hosted Happy Hour featuring Chris on Sept. 11th. Read More »

    Workshop: Managing Change

    September 17 @ 11:00 am

    Unless they are in crisis, nonprofits, like most organizations, tend to resist change. After completing this workshop, you will understand the forces behind resistance to change and be able to plan for and execute strategies to help nonprofits implement changes to improve their operations. Read More »

    Latino Network’s Noche Bella

    September 20 @ 5:00 pm

    Join Latino Network at The Redd on Salmon Street, a brand-new venue by Ecotrust in southeast Portland. Come enjoy live performances before an amazing dinner from Tamale Boy and impactful stories from Latinx leaders. Read More »

    Ready, Set, Go! Site Visit

    October 17 @ 10:30 am

    SVP Partners are invited to see your impact, firsthand! Join us on October 17th for a site visit with Metropolitan Family Service's Ready, Set, Go! program. Read More »