Our Mission

Since 2008, SVP Sacramento, has united the power of the business community with the passion of the nonprofit world. We are a growing community of engaged venture philanthropists, united by a common goal.

Our mission is to invest in and engage with nonprofits to ensure all students in the Greater Sacramento Region are on a clear pathway to economic security and success.

We invest in the outcome areas of Literacy, STEM/Digital Fluency, and Workforce Readiness to ensure we realize this goal. We are bringing the next generation of philanthropy to the table by utilizing a model that focuses on building high-impact partnerships. These partnerships focus on building deep relationships with the communities we serve while leveraging organizations in our network to build capacity in our target outcome areas.

We work at both the regional and community levels pulling the levers of educational attainment and workforce development. At the community level we work with community stakeholders to identify solutions to challenges and provide capacity in addressing barriers in the way. Additionally, we serve in regional leadership positions on a variety of initiatives in an effort to create a bridge from the community’s voice to regional plans.


Studio Sacramento - Nonprofit Innovation

How venture philanthropists are helping to build nonprofit capacity.

The HaneyBiz Show - Helping Nonprofits Be Sustainable

Creating sustainable and scalable impact by reinventing philanthropy.

SVP Team and Board of Directors

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Cameron Law - Executive Director

Kimberly Zhao

Craig Hettrich - board chair

CEO of CA Growth Advisors

Joshua Roberts

Eric R. Solis

Managing Director - Investment Officer at Solis Financial Strategies Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

Anthony Horvat

Jack Crawford - Founder

General Partner at Impact Venture Capital

Rose Hill

Jessica Hubbard

Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy Advisor

Jean Sung

Joe Collinwood

CEO of CySure Cybersecurity

Gary Johnson

John Finegan - Founding Partner

CEO of BeckAG


Monique Brown

VP of Operation at HaneyBiz


Tom Kandris - Founding Partner

Founder of Package One


 SVP Partners

Keith & Jennifer McLane

Lucas Robinson

Lynda & Barry Keller

Mark & Stacey Haney

Margo Fowkes

Mary Towne

Michael Knittel

Michelle & Jeff Halsten

Michelle Elder

Mihran & Nancy Berejikian

Mike Lee

Monique & Tom Brown

Moreen Lane

Nancy Brodovsky

Pamela Maxwell

Ruth Tesar

Sarah Klose

Shannon & Mark Zajec

Sunny Mills

Toby Briggs

Todd Bollenbach

Tom & Theresa Kandris

Walter Di Mantova

Winnie Comstock-Carlson

Yatish Mishra

Alex Chompff

Brandon Montalvo

Bernadette Augustine

Bob Baker

Brian Turner

Claire Audette-Bauman

Clayton Blakley

Conner Johnston

Craig & Joyce Hettrich

Daniel Dorr

Elfrena Foord & Matson Sewell

Eric & Araceli Solis

Freddie Silveria

George & Nancy Myers

Jack & Karen Crawford

James Beckwith

James & Christine Shelby

Jay & Kristen Thomas

Jessica & Tyson Hubbard

Jim Kaput

Joaquin Paratore

Joe Collinwood

John Finegan

Jon Coss

Kathy McKim

Corporate Partners


Strategic Partners

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SVP Sacramento Committees


SVP Community Impact Committee

The Community Impact Committee ensures that Social Venture Partners Sacramento delivers an excellent value proposition through impactful, high quality, and innovative programs and services to our stakeholders – our community partners, our SVP partners, and our community.

This committee will serve as the body that will support in investment and engagement recommendations to advance our strategic goals in the area of Literacy, STEM/Digital Literacy, and Workforce Readiness.

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Blaine Smith

Director of NFNRC at Los Rios Community College District

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Conner Johnston

Associate Diepenbrock Elkin Gleason LLP & Co-Founder/CEO at My Warchest


Joaquin Paratore

Vice President & Relationship Manager at Beneficial State Bank


Matson Sewell - Chair

Owner Matson Sewell Healthcare Consulting


Mike Knittel

Lead Portfolio Manager and CIO at Lagunitas Asset Management

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Sarah Klose

Founder & CEO at Venture HR

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Sunny Mills

Diverse Learning Consultant/Coach at North State Building Industry Foundation

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Walter Di Mantova

Creator at Generative Futures Lab

Fast Pitch Executive Committee

The Fast Pitch Executive Committee ensures that Social Venture Partners Sacramento strategizes, plans, and executes the Fast Pitch program. The Committee identifies the need(s) of this four-month long social innovation program while generating impact goals, developing related metrics to measure outcomes against these impact goals, and sets policies and practices that result in achieving these impact goals and our mission.

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Elfrena Foord

Principal at Foord, Van Bruggen & Pajak Financial Services


Jay Thomas

Principal at Thomas | Ferrous Inc.


Joyce Hettrich

Director of Administrative Operations & Commercial Sales at Lifescaping Fence & Patio Covers


Monique Brown

VP of Media & Operations at HaneyBiz