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Together, we’re investing in a brighter future for 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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Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection

Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection of Prince George’s County identifies promising middle and high school students at risk of dropping out and provides them with academic support, mentoring, skills training, and the opportunity for part-time work.

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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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Upcoming Events

20th Anniversary Speaker Series:
A Moderated Panel Discussion with youthCONNECT at Suitland High School Leaders

In the second of this bi-monthly webinar series, hear from the leaders of the five youthCONNECT at Suitland non-profits on how the partners collaborated and lessons learned. Themes will include addressing the ongoing effects of COVID-19 and how the partners are contributing to school reopening.

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President’s Perspective

Statement of Solidarity with Our Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities from Carol Thompson Cole, President & CEO, VPP+Raise DC

At VPP+Raise DC, we stand firmly against racism. And, we stand in solidarity with the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We condemn the acts of violence on the AAPI communities across the country and are devastated by the recent attack in Atlanta.

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