SVP is both local and global.
On the one hand, this is philanthropy rooted in your backyard. Our Partners invest money, time and skills in nonprofits that share their immediate community.
One the other hand, our Partners are part of a 2600+ global network of philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and change-makers. They share common ideals, similar struggles, and can tap into a wealth of experience and knowledge through cross-city forums and SVP’s annual conference.
There are more than 30 SVP affiliates from Boston to Bangalore (and new SVP’s crop up every year). Social Venture Partners International (SVPI) is the invisible backbone, the network association that links our affiliates and their Partners, allowing them to convene and learn from one another, while fostering new affiliates throughout the world.
Social Venture Partner Affiliates
Stories from the SVP Network...
15 years ago, during a summer much like this one, SVP began. An idea sparked by Paul Brainerd evolved into a network of Partners ready to take their giving beyond the checkbook. That single idea has inspired philanthropists all over the world, and as we kick off our 15th year, we thought it be fun to share a few of the ways we have grown.
As soon as I stepped out of the airport, I could smell the curries. The warm and humid air thickening their intensity. My second trip to India was about to begin. Instead of simply being a tourist, I was joining my husband Will to help start Social Venture Partners in Bangalore.
SVP's Spring Meeting is just around the corner, and we're delighted to introduce some of our featured speakers! First up, Executive Director, Mark Holloway discusses why SVP Portland has gone all in for early learning.