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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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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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President’s Perspective

Forging a Pathway for Our Region’s Future and Our Youth

“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.

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President’s Perspective

In Solidarity with the Black Community, A Statement from Carol Thompson Cole, President & CEO, Venture Philanthropy Partners & Raise DC

At VPP, we stand against racism. We stand in solidarity with the Black community and with communities of color to fulfill the American ideal of “liberty and justice for all.” June is usually a time when many young people are thinking about graduation celebrations and summer plans. This year, however, there is more weighing on their hearts and minds.

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