Social Venture Partners Rhode Island

  • Providence



460 Harris Avenue
United States

About Us


We are a partnership of engaged entrepreneurs, thought leaders and social investors who catalyze social enterprise development in Rhode Island by providing social, intellectual, and financial capital.

SVPRI envisions Rhode Island as a national hub for social enterprise. We believe social enterprise is an essential component of a vibrant economy that:

Attracts entrepreneurs, ventures and revenues to Rhode Island; Creates jobs for some of the most difficult to employ; Alleviates the burden on social services;

Who We Serve

We serve social enterprises. Social enterprises are mission driven initiatives that apply market-based strategies, and entrepreneurship to maximize social impact. The movement includes non-profit, for-profit and hybrid models.

What We Do

We leverage cross-sector collaboration and serve a spectrum of social enterprises from start-up to scale through:

Connecting the social enterprise community; Providing leveraged funding; Aggregating and disseminating intellectual capital; Providing mentoring and consulting; and Responding to the evolving needs of the social enterprise community.