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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.

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    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 »

    The most significant partnerships are those where we are able to have a consistent presence and grow together. Nowhere is this better displayed than in our collaboration with Latino Network. Join us for happy hour on January 29th to learn more about our partnership with Latino Network and their plans for scaling Juntos moving forward! Read More »

    SVP Portland is kicking off 2020 by honoring David Smith as Partner of the Month. David has been deeply engaged since joining our Partnership, most recently on SVP’s internal Development Team where he is helping expand our Business Partnerships. Read More »

    As 2019 comes to a close, I am incredibly grateful, proud, and optimistic. In this quarterly update to the SVP Portland Partnership I share why, and invite you to do the same. Thank you for the many ways you give to SVP Portland. Our collective investment to ensure all children have access to quality early learning really matters for the future of Portland. 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 »

    Featured Events

    Community Partner Highlight Happy Hour: Latino Network

    January 29 @ 5:00 pm

    SVP Partners and Encore Fellows are invited to learn about our investment in Latino Network over drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Come celebrate the impact of our six-year partnership, and learn what is in store for 2020! Read More »

    Partnership Meeting

    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 »

    Partner-Hosted Happy Hour with Kelly Starkey & Stoller Wine Group

    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 »

    Adelante Mujeres Site Visit

    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 »