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New Capacity Building Grant

Twin Cities nonprofits are invited to apply for SVP's capacity building grant which combines financial support with skills-based technical assistance.  Our  investment focus is nonprofits that serve the social, developmental, and/or educational needs of under-resourced teens in the seven-county metro area.
View our Letter of Interest guidelines and form . Letters of Interest will be accepted through Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 5:00pm CST.

Explore if this grant opportunity is the right one for your organization. Join us for an online information session on June 12 at 12pm.
New Investees Selected

SVP Partners selected  New Vision Foundation  as SVP Minnesota's newest    Investee!  We are excited to work shoulder-to-shoulder with New Vision on capacity building and sustainable growth.  New Vision Foundation will receive up to $75,000 in financial grants over three years and 4x that value in expert consulting through an SVP relationship.

First runner up, Sisterhood Boutique will receive a one-time grant of $2,500 and the potential for a single limited scope, short-term capacity building project. 

We are excited to work shoulder-to-shoulder with  both of these promising nonprofits as they empower and elevate  under-resourced Somali/East African teens!
Fueling Nonprofit Success

Check out SVP's Impact Report! Our model of financial support paired with skills-based technical assistance leads to stronger, more sustainable nonprofits. Our premise is that stronger nonprofits deliver better results for the youth they serve.

Through collaborative capacity building work, we turn every $1 in grant funds into more than $4 of nonprofit support!
Why SVP?

Get to know what motivates some of our amazing SVP Partners! Partners give of their time, skills and resources to foster positive change in our community and advance opportunities for success. In turn, Partners are enriched from a community of active philanthropists seeking to make a greater impact together.

Do you want to evolve your personal philanthropy? Contact Ann Herzog-Olson about becoming an SVP Partner. Mark your calendar for  New Partner Orientation  on  Sept 4 at 7:30am.
Equity Corner

Watch this TED Talk with educator Kandice Sumner: How America's Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty. She thinks we've been looking at the "achievement gap" in education all wrong. What do you think?
Investee Happenings

Below are volunteer and event opportunities from the nonprofits we work with on capacity building projects - our Investees. If you want to engage with these organizations more strategically, reach out for a conversation today!

Connect with the Cookie Cart community at "More than a Mixer" on July 23 while engaging with youth employees in their networking skills and professional development. Details and tickets here.

Join Elpis youth at their Quarterly Intern Convening on June 18 from 5-7pm at 2161 University Ave W, Minneapolis, MN 55114. This networking event is an opportunity to engage with youth, learn about their career plans and hear stakeholder perspectives on shaping Elpis' programs.

Spark-Y recently acquired maintenance and oversight of the Minneapolis Public Schools Culinary Garden, which consists of 2200 square feet of growing space at their Culinary and Wellness headquarters in North Minneapolis.  Check out the full volunteer description.

Visit the Roots Salad Up Cart near Gate #34 at Target field during Twins' home games through Sept 22. Local youth are discovering new possibilities and pathways for success through delicious entrepreneurial salad creations. Four of Roots' salads are also available in Kowalski's Markets grab 'n go section this summer.
SVP Global News

On May 1st the SVP International network convened in Vancouver, B.C. for our 2019 Global Summit. The summit took place over three days with a focus on social justice. SVP Executive Director Ann Herzog-Olson and Operations Director Lea Blackwell Favor each co-facilitated different break-out sessions.  Read more>>
  • SVP Corporate Partner Kayla Greenwood welcomed baby girl Everly Kay on April 13.
  • The BrandLab is growing! Congrats on four staff promotions and two new hires in order to serve more youth and expand to new markets.
  • SVP Partner and Board member Rebecca Duvick started a new position as Business Development Manager for PCs for People.
  • Partner Dan Kinsella has launched CFO Worthy Journey, a website to share ideas on developing CFO's. Check it out! 
  • World Savvy got a shout out in a NY Times op-ed by Thomas Friedman. Exciting and valuable work in Wilmar, MN! 
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