Our Mission

Social Venture Partners passionately attacks social and economic inequality and promotes nonprofit innovation across the Charlotte region through venture philanthropy.

How Do We Do This?

  • Partners (volunteers) contribute $5,000 per year to create an annual giving fund. These Partners are connected to nonprofits based on their specific interests and skills, allowing them to work with these organizations in a deep and meaningful way.
  • Provide unrestricted, multi-year investments to approximately seven nonprofits per year with the goal of strengthening their organizations and impact in the community. These nonprofits receive an SVP grant (approximately $25,000/year for three years), but as importantly, they receive expertise and acumen from our Partner group.
  • Identify, support, and connect the community to issues and entrepreneurs in the Charlotte region through SEED20, SVP’s annual program to promote social innovation.
  • Help Partners become more strategic and effective donors by providing educational opportunities through exposure to and engagement with community leaders and issues.

Join us! SVP will connect you to people who share your passion, engage you in transformative community work that feeds your soul, and help you take your impact to the next level.


Our Programs

Nonprofit Investees

SVP Charlotte is currently investing and working in partnership with these high potential nonprofits in the Charlotte area.


The signature program of SVP to identify, highlight, and connect the community to our region’s most promising social entrepreneurs.

Spark Teams

This program offers advisory services to help them tackle a specific strategic challenge to position them for future success.