Samvid Ventures was started with the belief that society must accelerate the pace at which we expand opportunity, especially for those facing significant barriers. We aim to fulfill our mission of building stronger, more inclusive economies through initiatives primarily focused on education, entrepreneurship, and healthcare.
Samvid Ventures is structured as a philanthropic family foundation. Its founders believe that obtaining access to high-quality education unlocked for them the opportunity to immigrate to America. Upon arriving, they conceived an idea for a business, bootstrapped it, and grew it over four decades. Our focus on education and entrepreneurship stems from these deeply personal experiences; our interest in healthcare is rooted in a strong belief that building increased awareness around wellness, and improving the accessibility and quality of care, can drive better outcomes for all, particularly the most marginalized, in our country.
As the world around us changes, so, too does the work in which we engage. Where possible we use technology to improve the efficiency and scalability of our work, as well as the work of our fantastic partners.
We focus much of our programming in Detroit, Miami, and New York City, three cities of significant importance to our founders. During the initial stages of the COVID pandemic, we supported community organizations in these three cities through our Community Resilience Prize. In addition to these geographic commitments, some of our programming and that of our partners is national in scale.