Social Venture Partners Closes Doors But Remains Committed

May 12th, 2011

Category: Early Childhood Education

Social Venture Partners announced today that they will no longer operate after this year, noting that they will “discontinue operation under the current model.”  Board members intend to stay involved in advocacy for quality early childhood education, but have not determined the strategy through which they will do so.

Their final investments total $64,000 to the Latin American Community Center, Kingswood Community Center, Mom’s House Wilmington, and the Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children Behavioral Health Program. Since 2002, the SVP  venture philanthropy model has engaged partners (investors) in the investees (early childhood centers and other initiatives), as board members or in other roles. SVP has madenumerous investmentstotaling $1.5M over the years including:

As one of the long-time supporters of SVP Delaware, we look forward to working with so many committed partners in determining the most effective ways to engage their tremendous talents and passion.

 

Author:
Madeleine Bayard

mbayard@rodelde.org