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Who We Are

Our Mission

Social Venture Partners is Greater Cincinnati’s home for engaged philanthropists. We share a passion for ­­­­­giving back and collectively invest time, talent and grant money to maximize our impact in the community.

Our Vision

All people in Greater Cincinnati can reach their full potential.

We Believe…

In keeping with these values, we expressed our commitment to continue to fight inequities in our community following the killing of George Floyd in May 2020. Read our Statement to Our Community

Our Leadership

Carrie Johnson

Board Chair

Lauren Merten

Executive Director
(513) 458-6715 (O)
(513) 739-5530 (M)

Kelly Enwright

Assistant Director
(513) 458-6716 (O)
(513) 310-5849

2021 Board of Directors

Carrie Johnson
Rick Wagner
Sharon Mitchell
Bradley East
Bruce Berno
Ann Sandman
Chris Shroat
Vice-Chair/Membership Chair
Investment Committee Chair
Fast Pitch Co-Chair
Fast Pitch Co-Chair
Jeff Williams
Sandra Hughes
Shannon Crutchfield Stephanie Smith          Craig Young
Pete Effler
Communications & Marketing Chair
SVP International Liaison                        Social Chair
Education & Innovation Chair                  At-Large, Cincinnati Cares
At-Large, Investee Relations

Our Cincinnati Social Venture Partners

The strength of our organization lies in our partners, who are as varied as our community.

All of our partners are looking for a way to Go Beyond Giving.


We are a part of an international network – Social Venture Partners International