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Who We Are

Social Venture Partners Santa Barbara (SVPSB) is part of a global network of local Partners connecting passion and purpose—helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, strengthening nonprofits and enriching the social sector. If improving your community is part of your life’s journey, we’re here to help you realize your mission.

SVPSB was officially chartered in October 2008 with four founding Partners as a chapter of SVP International and is a field of interest fund of the Santa Barbara Foundation. It has since grown to a network of over 80 accomplished individuals.

“The strength-based, collective expertise of the group coupled with business capital has the greatest potential for expanding and fortifying our hard working non-profits in meeting the growing needs of a diverse community. It’s a sound investment of time, talent and treasure.” – SVPSB Partner

Social Venture Partners International (SVPI) is the world’s largest network of engaged donors. You’ll find filmmakers and financial managers, nonprofit leaders and corporate veterans, foundation executives and people just beginning to explore their giving potential.  There are over 3,200 parters in SVP chapters across 40 cities globally.

SVPI is the invisible backbone of the network and aims to strengthen, connect and amplify the impact of SVP by providing tools, resources and bringing our partners and staff together to learn and grow.