Built on the principles of venture capital investing, our approach consists of four key components.Our Approach
We started with a simple idea—that relevant principles of private investing could transform the nonprofit sector.Our History
We are tireless innovators building strong organizations and strategic networks that measurably improve the lives of children and youth throughout Greater Washington.
“America is still the best experiment in human history. Anyone can come here or be born here with dreams and aspirations, and there will be opportunities to pursue them through education or a career. However, we’ve become a country where there is fragmentation between education and labor. But, Venture Philanthropy Partners is changing this conversation, so we can talk about an economy that works for all in this region.” These were the powerful words that Guylaine Saint Juste, Executive Director of Year Up National Capital Region, shared during a recent forum hosted by VPP.
Washington area philanthropist Karen Schaufeld and her husband Fred are founding investors in VPP. Karen served on our Board from 2013 to 2019. Shortly before the end of her term, Karen sat down with us to tell us about what motivates her philanthropy, what her experiences as a VPP investor and Board Member were, and what her relationship with VPP has taught her about philanthropy in our region.