Why it matters
The problems we face are daunting. They’re complex. It has never been more important to give – your money, your time, your talent – in ways that make the greatest impact.
That’s why we connect those who want to give with people, organizations, and resources that will amplify those gifts.
Through Social Venture Partners, our Partners pool and stretch their dollars, contributing more than they could alone. But that’s just the beginning. After joining SVP, most of our Partners increase their giving even more. They are more strategic, more civically engaged, and many become community leaders – applying much needed resources and skills to solving our community’s most entrenched problems.
What if you had a way to help children succeed in school, but didn’t have the time or the skills to share your idea? What if you knew how to package and market an idea, but hadn’t found a meaningful use for that talent?
These are not hypothetical questions. (We’ve shared the story below.) They’re why Social Venture Partners was founded in the first place: to connect people with diverse skills and shared passion – allowing each to have a greater impact than they could alone.
In partnership with SVP volunteers, our Investees improve human resources policies, financial management, board governance…all that behind-the-scenes work that (when optimized) allows them to fulfill their mission more effectively.
This is just one example. Since 2000, SVP Partners have collectively given more than $3 million and tens of thousands of volunteer hours to 25+ nonprofits. The impact of these investments is illustrated in both in numbers and in more of our Investee’s stories.