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About Social Venture Partners Tokyo
Social Venture Partners Tokyo (SVP Tokyo) is a network of engaged philanthropists (Partners) that aims to accelerate social entrepreneurship in Japan. Founded in 2003, SVP Tokyo joined Social Venture Partners International (SVPI) officially in 2006 as its first Asian affiliate. We contribute our professional know-how, financial resources and philanthropic passion to social entrepreneurs (Investees). We refer to our grantees as Investees because we view our partnership as an investment which brings in social return beyond mere financial return.
About Social Venture Partners International
The SVP model was created in 1997 in Seattle, Washington, under the inspiration of Paul Brainerd, Aldus Corporation founder and president. The vision of the founders was to build a philanthropic community using a model that paralleled venture capital practices.
Key tenets of this approach to philanthropy include long-term, highly engaged investments of money, resources and expertise to develop the capacity and sustainability of local non-profits (Investees). This model is known as “Venture Philanthropy”. SVP seeks to catalyze significant, long-term positive social change in their communities by educating individuals to be well informed, effective and engaged philanthropists and investing time, expertise and money in innovative nonprofits to collaboratively strengthen their organizations