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Why SVP?

Social Venture Partners offers a unique and exciting path toward strengthening the Twin Cities community. With an eye on providing increased opportunities for under-resourced teens, SVP pools human and financial resources to grant to innovative nonprofits. Then we work shoulder to shoulder to build nonprofit capacity for greater impact. Consider supporting our model of engaged philanthropy before year's end. Watch this video to see why people choose SVP!
New Investee Selected

After a thorough due diligence process and compelling pitches from two finalists, SVP Partners voted to name  RECLAIM  as SVP Minnesota's newest Investee.

RECLAIM works to provide financially and culturally accessible mental health care to queer and trans youth and their families. They also train practitioners and partner in community to create systems of change at the intersection of gender and racial justice. SVP is excited to work shoulder-to-shoulder with RECLAIM to help them realize their vision of changing the landscape of access to care for queer and trans youth. 
Celebrating Spark-Y and Lube-Tech

After three years, Spark-Y and Lube-Tech have concluded their capacity building relationship. Rich with mutual learning, mentorship and growth, we congratulate both of them on their accomplishments! Watch this  video for a snapshot of their impactful  relationship.
New SVP Board Members

SVP Minnesota is excited to welcome three new members to our Board of Directors: Josh Susser, Daniela Vasan and Veronica Williams. 

We thank and acknowledge three individuals concluding their Board service: Jim Anderson, Rebecca Duvick and Kimpa Moss. 

Thanks to all for your commitment to SVP!
Partner Spotlight:  Mary and Jim Anderson

Mary and Jim Anderson have been SVP Partners since 2011. Stepping up and leaning in has kept them engaged and excited about SVP.  
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Equity Corner

There is ongoing debate about public monuments, the history they reflect and the pain they cause for some. How do we wrestle with our past and speak to the diversity and advancement of our present? Check out this article about how the American Museum of Natural History is addressing this question. The accompanying video includes a variety of voices and perspectives about the statue at the center of the controversy.

Wishing a happy holiday season to those who celebrate and an opportunity-filled New Year to all!
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