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Thu, November 17 from 7:30-9am
Are you seeking to realize a greater impact with your giving? SVP partners will share how the model of engaged philanthropy works and why they think it is the best way to affect social change.  Read more and RSVP here>>

Thu, December 8 from 5-8pm
"The Corporate Role in Closing the Achievement Gap"  with keynote speaker Charlie Weaver, of the Minnesota Business Partnership. Read more about Mr. Weaver. Gain perspective on how corporate leaders plan to help our community overcome the achievement gap, hear stories about the teens we impact and join in celebrating successes at SVP and in the community at large.  RSVP here>>
From the Executive Director

It's "a little known fact" that one of my favorite conversations this time of year is about being a discerning consumer of the fruit that got Adam in big-time trouble. But a better known fact is that I love to discuss the power of the SVP model and our impact.  I invite you to be a part of the  many ways we're engaging in our community!
SVP Minnesota's Impact

Be part of the exciting work that SVP does as engaged philanthropists to elevate the lives of underserved teens in our community. Please join us.
New Corporate Partners: Lurie LLC and Riverbridge Partners

We are delighted to welcome Lurie LLC and Riverbridge Partners as SVP Corporate Partners. Their expertise and talent will further serve to strengthen and scale the nonprofits in which we invest.   Read more>>

Partner Spotlight: Ben Burgum

Ben Burgum is a leader, a teacher, a dad, a sailboat racer and an SVP partner since 2013. Learn more about Ben and why he is passionate about being an SVP partner.  Read more>>

Get Engaged!

Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) tour of the Northside
Thu, December 1 from 2-4pm
Learn more about some of the communities we serve. B e inspired as you wind through North Minneapolis neighborhoods filled with both challenge and promise.  Discover the area's rich history, the current realities, and the transformation underway. More info and RSVP here>>
Exciting Times at SVP! Granting Cycle Update

SVP follows a venture philanthropy model, providing both grants and consulting services to the nonprofits we support. We carefully select small and mid-sized nonprofits having extraordinary impact on  low-income,  underserved youth , and with the potential to have much more. In September, we  received numerous Letters of Interest from  nonprofits seeking to be considered as the next SVP grantee. Twelve inspiring organizations have been invited to submit full proposals. Over the next few months, our partners will work to narrow the field to the most promising finalists. Want to become a partner and participate in the due diligence process beginning this November? It's not too late! Email Esther for more info.
  • SVP Corporate Partner and Board member  Jacie Fogelberg  and her husband,
    Brian Fogelberg, were honored by Free Arts Minnesota as Advocates of the Year. We're proud to have you in our ranks!
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