Social Venture Partners Connecticut

  • Connecticut

About Us

SVP is a venture philanthropy organization, based in Westport, CT, with a dual mission of achieving social impact and educating our Partners in nonprofits and philanthropy. Our social impact focus is to close the opportunity gap in Connecticut by supporting innovative organizations in education and workforce development. 

SVP is a program and field of interest fund of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation and we enjoy a strong working relationship with the staff and board of the community foundation. 

SVP Partners are successful professionals drawn from the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Partners pool their annual financial contributions and leverage their time, expertise, and resources to make strategic multi-year investments in sustainable solutions to closing the opportunity gap in Connecticut. We also engage in cross-sector partnerships to achieve systems change in education and workforce development. 


As of July 2017, SVP has contributed more than $560,000 and over 5600 volunteer hours to 25 nonprofits in our region.  SVP Connecticut is an affiliate of the SVP Network which links 3,500+ individual donors who, since 1997, have collectively contributed more than $54 million and thousands of volunteer hours to 700+ vetted nonprofit organizations that are creating social change in their respective regions.