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Social Venture Partners seek out innovative, growing nonprofits that are making a measurable difference in the lives of families in San Antonio. We provide funding, mentoring, and expertise to expand capacity and sustainability so those we support can do more. We choose those that have the most potential – we stand beside them so their success is also our success.
We connect with a global network of individuals in 33 cities and 7 countries, sharing ideas and new methods, so we are always learning and aligning our passion to improve our communities.
We believe that together we will build a stronger future, enabled to solve our most entrenched problems.
Since our founding in 2016, SVPSA has delved into discovering the core needs for families in San Antonio through educational programs and events. This helped us select our 2017-2018 investee, Youth Code Jam — and we saw remarkable results. With mentoring and investment from SVPSA partners, YCJ received coaching for their staff, leadership and board. They began new measurement practices and fine-tuned their grant writing and presentation skills for donors. They grew in several ways – YCJ leveraged the financial gift to hire part-time staff, update their measurement processes, and are now offering more programs to reach more students at a lower price per student.
Our next round of grants and investee selection is taking place right now, with work beginning this summer.
SVP San Antonio hosted former City Manager, Sheryl Sculley, at the April meeting where she outlined key areas for our focus as philanthropists in the coming years. Her comments strengthen our commitment to supporting programs for children and at-risk youth in San Antonio. Read More »
More than 50 SVPSA partners and guests toured the San Antonio Holocaust Memorial Museum on February 13th as a part of our monthly engagement programs. Ellen Ollervidez, Executive Director, gave an overview of the history... Read More »
July 24 @ 5:30 pm
SVP San Antonio announces its 2019 Grantees at our Summer Social. Join us on July 24th. Read More »