A COLLABORATIVE

FOR SOCIAL SYSTEMS SOLUTIONS

SOCIAL VENTURES SUPPORTS SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS

& PHILANTHROPISTS WHO ARE READY TO CREATE

IN BROKEN SOCIAL SYSTEMS

transformative change 

Social Ventures inspires and supports social entrepreneurs and their organizations in disrupting a social sector at the systems level - accelerating towards a nation that is more equitable and caring for all. We strive to unlock greater philanthropic dollars by creating opportunities to connect like-minded funders with innovative organizations and leaders, allowing both to lean into the intractable social challenges that hold our country back. 

SOCIAL VENTURES WAS FOUNDED BY TWO FAMILIES COMMITTED TO POSITIVE SYSTEMS CHANGE

As longtime philanthropists, we have been frustrated by the large dollars invested to fix or improve critical social challenges and the limited success in actually solving those problems for society. Philanthropic dollars have improved education for some, access to health for some, and affordable housing for some, but the problems persist at scale. If we continue to fund incremental improvements and do not invest in the complex work of changing the system, our children and grandchildren will have to continue to fund the same programming for future generations.

Social Ventures applies the tools venture capitalists use to assess and cultivate systems change solutions. Critically, these solutions are led by social entrepreneurs, who simultaneously disrupt the multiple forces that hold our social problems in place.

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS + PHILANTHROPY = systems solutions

SYSTEMS CHANGE IS CHALLENGING WORK MIRED IN COMPLEX

BUREAUCRACIES AND UNSTEADY FUNDING STREAMS

As we pursued systems change funding opportunities, we realized our collective philanthropic and professional  experience is value-added to our financial investments. At the same time, we continued to meet others like us, individuals and families committed to investing in social systems solutions, but unsure of how to engage for fear of ‘making a mistake.’ We also noticed that traditional philanthropic portfolios, more heavily focused on safe investments like hospitals and universities or on programmatic outcomes, shy away from supporting social entrepreneurs and innovation. Social Ventures exists in order to expand efforts and resources towards ventures targeting systems change with the maximum potential for scaled  impact.

ARE YOU A

social entrepreneur

EAGER AND READY

TO CREATE

REAL CHANGE?

Social Ventures is a small collective of philanthropists invested in organizations ready to develop and activate a systems change strategy.

ARE YOU A

philanthropist 

SEEKING SOLUTIONS TO

OUR NATION'S INTRACTABLE

SOCIETAL CHALLENGES?

As longtime philanthropists, we're frustrated by the large dollars invested towards critical social challenges that remain in place. Let's change that.

SOCIAL VENTURES

INVESTS IN people

NURTURES leadership

FACILITATES strategy

LET'S WORK TOGETHER

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS - If you and your organization have a plan to impact your social sector at a systems level, Social Ventures would like to get to know you and your work. 

 

PHILANTHROPISTS - If you are seeking opportunities to invest and support social entrepreneurs positioned to have a scaled impact, Social Ventures invites you to connect and learn alongside us.

 

*All SV content is open source and intended to unlock philanthropic funds to more rapidly address our nation’s social sector challenges.

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