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SVP and the Media

Here are some of the stories that have been published about SVP. If you are thinking of running a story, please check out our media resources below.

Media Contact

Hilary Sparks-Roberts, Executive Director
216.231.2300 | hilary@svpcle.org


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Fast Facts

What We Do: Social Venture Partners builds powerful relationships among people and organizations that make our world a better place. We cultivate effective philanthropists, fund and strengthen nonprofits, and invest in collaborative solutions to social challenges.


History: It was 2001.  Two Clevelanders connected around their mutual desire  to be more connected to the community. Striving to find the right way to do that and excited about the  notion of “engaged philanthropy,” they reached out to the SVP network that was surfacing in Seattle. They recruited other to form a community to give back to the community and engage fully — using their time, talent, and treasure and make a real difference by strengthening nonprofits. Along the way, they grew and stretched themselves! Read more >>

By the Numbers

80+ members in Cleveland

17+ nonprofits funded

$3.3 million+ given to nonprofits in grants, volunteer consulting, partner donations, and direct operational impact.