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Together, we’re investing in a better future for vulnerable children and youth in Greater Washington.

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

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.

Hear From Our Partners

Ready for Work

Ready for Work is VPP's six-year, $15 million cross-sector collaboration that seeks to ensure that Prince George's County high school students graduate career- and college-ready.

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AppleTree

AppleTree is an entrepreneurial enterprise consisting of a research and development institute and a public charter preschool with ten AppleTree campuses, serving as models for effective teaching and learning.

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President’s Perspective

Heart, Intuition, and Guts

This month, leaders from the private sector, government, philanthropy and nonprofits gathered for the Economic Club of Washington D.C.’s 32nd Year Milestone Celebration. I was honored to attend because Venture Philanthropy Partners was one of ten local organizations awarded a $50,000 grant from the Economic Club that evening.

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Interview

Get to Know: Gene Steuerle

With many years of experience working in policy, VPP board member Eugene Steuerle shares the lessons he’s learned about the importance of involving communities and giving people ownership of projects – along with ideas of where our country needs to invest today.

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