In its first year, Social Venture Partners Charlotte chose education and affordable housing as its priorities.
Based on its research committee’s recommendations, the local affiliate of the Seattle-based Social Venture Partners International opted to invest in a teacher-support program at East Mecklenburg High School and the Housing Forum 2007.
SVP Charlotte, formed in late 2005, recruits donors to pool their money, time and know-how to support local causes.
So far, SVP Charlotte has recruited 24 couples who’ve each agreed to invest $5,000 per year for at least two years. It aims to recruit 20 more couples this year.