Venture Philanthropy Partners: Investing in Social Change.


VPP's investment portfolio includes a growing list of nonprofit organizations in the National Capital Region that have already produced impressive track records and are poised for even greater impact in the coming years.

Venture Philanthropy Partners makes philanthropic investments in high-performing nonprofit organizations that serve children and youth of low-income families in the National Capital region. We are proud to present our partners:

AppleTree's mission is to close the achievement gap before children get to kindergarten by providing three- and four-year-olds with the social, emotional, and cognitive foundations that enable them to succeed in school.
Asian American LEAD
Founded in 1998, AALEAD provides after-school programs, leadership training, mentorships, and family-support services for Asian-American youth.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
Founded in 1886, BGCGW serves 20,000 children with after-school academic and athletic activities.
Center for Multicultural Human Services
Founded in 1992, CMHS offers mental health, educational, legal, and social services in over 30 languages to residents of the Washington metropolitan region.
Founded in 1986, CentroNía educates children and youth, and strengthens families, in a bilingual, multicultural community.
Child and Family Network Centers
Founded in 1984, CFNC provides free and fully accredited preschool education and family support, literacy, job training, and health programs to families in Alexandria and Arlington.
College Summit
Founded in 1993, College Summit increases the college enrollment rate of low-income students by ensuring that every student who can make it in college makes it to college, and by putting college access “know-how” and support within the reach of every student.
Friendship Public Charter School
Founded in 1998, FPCS is the largest public charter school in DC, operating five campuses with more than 4,000 students in grades pre-K through 12.
Heads Up
Founded in 1996, Heads Up runs after-school and summer education and enrichment programs for children and families living in the most under-resourced parts of Washington, DC.
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection
Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection in Prince George's County, Md., an affiliate of Hillside Family of Agencies, is a nationally recognized youth development program proven to increase graduation rates and prepare students to enter college or the workplace, post-graduation.
Founded in 2001, KIPP DC prepares students with the academic and character skills necessary to succeed in high school, college, and the world beyond.
Latin American Youth Center
Founded in 1974, LAYC serves multicultural youth in Washington, DC and Maryland with a comprehensive set of social services and educational, work skills, advocacy, and residential programs. The LAYC network includes three charter schools.
Mary's Center for Maternal and Child Care
Founded in 1988, Mary's Center provides an integrated set of health care, education, and social services for a diverse community.
See Forever Foundation
Founded in 1995, the See Forever Foundation creates learning communities in lower-income urban areas where all students, particularly those who have not succeeded in traditional schools, can reach their potential.
SEED Foundation
Founded in 1997, The SEED Foundation manages The SEED School, the first college preparatory urban public boarding school in the nation.
Urban Alliance
Urban Alliance is the only year-long employment program for under-resourced high school seniors in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD, and Chicago, IL. Its goal is to give youth access to professional growth and experiences. The program prepares students for a life of work and self-sufficiency through paid internships, formal training, and mentorship.