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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.
Join us, and become a Partner for Good.
We had a historic year of impact in 2019, from scaling Latino Network’s Juntos Aprendemos early learning program state-wide and passage of the $20M Equity Fund, to publication of the Preschool for All initiative’s comprehensive plan and significantly strengthening SVP’s own capacity. Read our Year in Review for a full look at the what else our Partnership accomplished! Read More »
Ron Eiseman has been a highly engaged Partner of SVP Portland since 2014. He served as co-Lead Partner* for Children’s Book Bank (CBB) from 2014-2018, bringing his finance and real estate acumen to help the organization both deepen and expand its impact in a sustainable way. His investment in CBB’s success grew when he joined their Board of Directors in 2014. Read More »
We are proud to support Phase II of the Preschool for All initiative by investing an additional $5,000, along with the expertise and influence of our Partnership. SVP Partners are engaging in coalition building, finance strategy, early childhood program development, real estate, and campaign support. Read More »
We are thrilled to be starting 2020 with a small but mighty team at SVP Portland! Read on to meet our team and learn who to contact with specific questions. Read More »
SVP Portland was founded similarly to many of our Community Partners—as a concept focused on making our community a better place for children and families. For nearly 20 years, we have practiced venture philanthropy: leveraging the money, skills, and influence of SVP Partners in local nonprofits and collaborations. Read on to hear directly from one of our founders about the beginning of SVP Portland. Read More »
February 25 @ 5:00 pm
SVP Partners are invited to join us for a Partnership meeting on February 25. Board Chair Kerry McClenahan and Executive Director Lauren Johnson will lead a continuing discussion of our 2020 strategy. Read More »
March 19 @ 5:00 pm
We invite the public to join us for a special happy hour at Upfor Gallery to learn about Social Venture Partners. SVP is a unique network of entrepreneurial philanthropists who partner with local nonprofits and community initiatives to make a difference. Read More »
April 7 @ 10:00 am
Adelante Mujeres' early education bilingual program teaches early literacy skills and builds kindergarten readiness among Latino immigrant preschool aged children. Partners are invited to see their impact firsthand! Join us on April 7th for a site visit and lunch discussion about the partnership and successes. Read More »