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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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    As supportive allies in our community, we are deeply saddened and outraged by the horrific murder of George Floyd, and feel powerless to reconcile the ongoing protests and violent response by law enforcement. Many Partners have expressed feeling hopeless, and are perhaps anxious to lend their support in the moment. Here's how you can help. Read More »

    We are proud to welcome three new Partners to the SVP Portland Board of Directors! The Board provides leadership for SVP’s mission to mobilize the time, money, and influence of our Partnership for investment in our community. Read More »

    Our capacity building work continues throughout the COVID-19 crisis, and with renewed importance and urgency. Director of Community Impact, Rose Rezai, shares how SVP Partners are focusing efforts on what is already working well, and also sharpening our tools to be of greater service to the emerging community needs. Read More »

    During these challenging times, it is neighbor helping neighbor that uplifts our spirits and makes Oregon communities stronger. A group of Partners from SVP Portland, working in collaboration with early childhood advocates, has done just that, helping Oregon's struggling child care providers with the creation of the Oregon Child Care Provider Relief Guide. Read More »

    We are living in unprecedented times. The twin crises of COVID-19 and an economic recession will have short- and long-term ramifications for our community. Fortunately, SVP Portland was able to quickly form a team of Partners to help nonprofits navigate the complicated landscape of economic relief, including securing Paycheck Protection Program funding. Noel Johnson, Lead Partner, shares about the team’s work. Read More »

    Featured Events

    SVP Community Impact Update & Discussion

    June 10 @ 4:00 pm

    Partners and Encore Fellows are invited to SVP Portland’s (virtual) Community Impact Update meeting on Wednesday, June 10th, with SVP leaders and two of our Community Partners: Black Parent Initiative's Executive Director Bahia Overton, and Portland Children's Museum's Executive Director Ruth Shelly. Read More »

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: What, Why & How

    July 15 @ 3:00 pm

    Nonprofits have staff and assist clients from diverse cultures, ethnic and racial backgrounds, and genders. After completing this workshop, you will be familiar with tools and techniques to navigate our client spaces in more racially conscious and culturally relevant ways. Read More »

    Black Parent Initiative Luncheon

    September 28 @ 11:30 am

    Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve chosen to postpone the Black Parent Initiative Luncheon to September 28, 2020. We look forward to gathering together again in September. We hope you’re able to join us to celebrate the resilience of our Black community!The event will be celebrating the resiliency of BPI and Portland's Black Community.  Read More »