About Us

Samvid Ventures was created to improve lives of underserved individuals.

Our Focus

We aim to fulfill our mission through our philanthropic initiatives in education, entrepreneurship, and wellness. As the world around us changes, so too does the work in which we engage. Where possible, we use technology to maximize the efficiency and scalability of our work, as well as the work of our partners.

We focus much of our programming in Detroit, Miami, and New York City, three cities of significant importance to our founders. In addition to these geographic commitments, some of our programming and that of our partners is national in scale.

Our Values

Each day, our team is guided by four values set by our founders: clarity, impact, boldness, and humility. While we strive for them each individually, we find they work best in concert. We work to live out our values to be simple and precise, drive meaningful impact, think big, and remain modest.

Our Approach

Our goals to build inclusive economies and advance innovation do not sit parallel, rather we work on them concurrently, with a fervent belief that underserved communities deserve equitable access to the most advanced innovations our world has to offer. We commit ourselves to two areas of work.

Inclusive Economies

Build Inclusive Economies: We have a fundamental belief in inclusive economies where underserved individuals and families have access to excellent services and products built specifically with and for their communities. We work towards this vision each day through programs like Samvid Young Leaders, our Social Impact Fellowship and our Community Resilience Prize series.

Innovation

Advance Innovation: We believe in the power of continuously advancing the fields of education and health, and we seek out ways to support individuals and organizations who are thinking big about how to change the world. We support this work through programs like Samvid Scholars.

How We Work

The challenges we work to address require thoughtful strategic input and urgent action. We commit to meeting this through careful piloting, delivering programs expediently, and always remaining nimble, flexible, and responsive to the current environment. We were able to do this effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic which instilled in us a desire to always prioritize working quickly to match the evolving needs in communities we care most about.

We know how important it is to always be learning, listening, gathering data, and improving our programming. Our commitment to continuous improvement is in our DNA. We don’t let a day pass without asking our communities, ourselves, and each other how we can do better. We are grateful for the candor and support our program partners give us that allow us to constantly improve.