Venture Philanthropy Partners (VPP) is a philanthropic investment organization that helps great leaders build strong, high-performing nonprofit institutions. By investing strategically—not just granting generously—VPP aims to help community-based organizations increase their impact on the lives of the children they serve. It concentrates money, expertise, and personal contacts to improve the lives and boost the opportunities of children and youth of low-income families in the National Capital Region. VPP invests in high-potential nonprofit organizations that are serving the core developmental, learning, and educational needs of children from low-income families in the National Capital Region.
VPP focuses on philanthropic investment opportunities that have the greatest potential to improve the lives of children and that can help demonstrate its strategic, engaged, and highly leveraged approach. In 2010, VPP received a multimillion-dollar commitment from the federal government’s Social Innovation Fund to establish youthCONNECT. This collaborative partnership brought together six of the highest performing nonprofit service providers to improve education, employment, and healthy behavior outcomes for low-income and at-risk youth, ages 14-24, in the National Capital Region.
Mario Morino speaks about Venture Philanthropy Partners