SVP is your chance to get involved in something different

Social Venture Partners are committed. Curious. Collaborative. Serious about social impact.

Humble enough to know that we don’t have all the answers. But ready to do more in the fight against systemic inequality.

Passionate about making real change happen in Philadelphia. Eager to work and learn alongside the people who are closest to the issues.

Sound like you? You’re in good company.

By becoming a Partner, you can look forward to:

  • Participating in programming that galvanizes partners through collective action.
  • Leveraging your resources to help those closest to the issues increase their impact.
  • Collaborating with like minded people committed to addressing the root causes of poverty in our city.
  • Building your leadership profile in Philadelphia through increased civic engagement.
  • Learning from the world’s largest network of engaged philanthropists and regional champions.

Partners make an annual tax-deductible contribution: $5,000 or $2,500 for young professionals under 35. We pool those funds to invest in nonprofits, using trust-based practices including providing multi-year unrestricted funding. Partner contributions also fund our programming and operations.

Importantly, that investment is stretched further by those who can volunteer their time and skills. Partners have plenty of opportunities to learn along the way, including curated educational programming to help you better understand the issues SVP supports, and become more effective in your giving.

“I wanted to be more connected to what’s going on in Philadelphia and not just read about it in the paper. SVP Philly allows me the opportunity to learn more about what’s happening, and work alongside others who are similarly committed to learning from an equity perspective about how we can help address the generational poverty in the city that we all love.”

Melinda Tuan
Managing Director, Fund for Shared Insight
SVP Board Member and Partner

Melinda Tuan

If you’re ready to join the effort to end intergenerational poverty in Philadelphia, send an email to Jen Gleason to get started as a Partner.