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We know how to transform communities.

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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    As capacity builders, SVP is known for being a leader behind the public leader. This is why we have been invited to seats at early childhood decision-making tables, where we play a role in driving a cohesive strategy and alignment in. Together, across sectors, we are building the capacity of our community to ensure that all children have access to high quality, culturally relevant early learning experiences. Please read on for a snapshot of important conversations in which SVP is participating at the State and local levels. Read More »

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    Carlo Delumpa is an SVP Partner, Board of Director, and he chairs our Equity Committee. He is a strong advocate of our work in advancing racial equity and capacity building, and has been an SVP Partner since 2012. Below is his "equity journey" story. Read More »

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    After twenty-five years in nonprofit leadership and management, plus extensive education in human development, Barb’s innate curiosity about people and their lives makes her a perfect fit for the “Matchmaker” position with the Encore Fellows Program. She came to this position having first applied to be a Fellow herself. Read More »

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    We are effective at accelerating growth and building the capacity of nonprofits that we partner with. The results show that we are effective because of the following key elements: Read More »

    Featured Events

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    Financial Planning and Giving Practices (SVP Leveraging Your Philanthropic Impact)

    August 28 @ 10:00 am

    This workshop aims to start to start the conversation about how to build giving into a financial plan. This course is best taken by participants who are new to wealth planning and are interested in executing engaged philanthropy. Read More »

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    CEO Lunch Date

    August 28 @ 12:00 pm

    Have questions? Wanting to catch up on the state of the SVP Partnership? As adaptive leaders, we constantly experience change at SVP Portland. Investor Partners (and prospective Investor Partners) are invited to connect each month with SVP CEO, Mark Holloway, who will be available to share the latest and discuss all things SVP! Read More »

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    Partner Happy Hour & End of Summer Social: Hosted by Catalyst Law

    September 13 @ 6:00 pm

    Social Venture Partners Portland has the most interesting, entrepreneurial philanthropists in the world. We are thrilled to introduce two of them, Kimberly Pray and Kate Kilberg. Founding Partners of Catalyst Law, their vision was to create a new kind of law practice focused on promoting social change and sustainable communities using the tools of law, business, and philanthropy. Read More »