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Thu, Nov. 30 from 5-8 pm at Lube-Tech
Hosted by Lube-Tech
Hear pitches from  grant applicant  finalists who made it through SVP's rigorous due diligence process. They are competing to be our next investee -  receiving up to $75,000 in financial grants and 4x that value in expert consulting through an SVP relationship !
Guests are welcome for socializing, an investee spotlight featuring The BrandLab and to hear the pitches. At the conclusion of the pitch presentations, non-partner guests leave and the pitch vote will take place as a closed partner meeting.  
Want to have a say in who SVP chooses? Become a partner before November 30th! 

Are you interested in joining a  group of  like-minded, talented and passionate individuals in your philanthropic endeavors? Do you want to change your community through action? Become an SVP investing partner today! Contact SVP Executive Director, Ann Herzog-Olson, to learn more.

Social Venture Partners Minnesota is part of a global network of philanthropists working in over 40 communities around the world. Our impact is greater together!
We've Defined Our Values!

SVP is guided by values that inform our work, our relationships and our investments. Over the past month, SVP partners and staff have engaged in workshops and discussions to articulate our SVP Minnesota values.

Investee Happenings

Attend a community event at Appetite For Change to learn more about the work they do growing food, families, leaders and community.  View  their event calendar here .

The BrandLab is always looking for marketing and advertising  industry professionals who are willing to volunteer time and expertise with BrandLab students and alumni. Explore classroom opportunities here.

Volunteer alongside a Breakthrough TC student or alum working concessions at Vikings games and even at the Super Bowl! If you want to work one or more games, are 17+, and want to help BTC, just  complete this form ! All shifts are on Sundays from approximately 7:00am-4:00pm. With enough volunteers, the Vikings will give us concessions on the field level where all the players come and go!

Are you an experienced photographer with access to a high-quality camera? Do you want a chance to see our students in action? Breakthrough TC is seeking volunteers to take pictures at  Saturday Sessions. Email  for more info.

Tour Spark-Y's urban ag lab!  It's a fun way to  to see Spark-Y  empowering youth  with hands-on education rooted in sustainability and entrepreneurship.  View upcoming tour dates here .

World Savvy volunteers are part of a dynamic network of students and young professionals who are globally engaged and passionate about youth. Explore where you fit into advancing their work with youth here.
Grant Cycle Update

Our Due Diligence Team has been busy! After receiving 12 proposals, they narrowed the field to seven nonprofits for site visits. At the conclusion of site visits, the team will further narrow the field to two finalists. Finalists will pitch their case for support at Pitch Night on November 30th and SVP Partners will vote to choose our next grantee! 
  • Congratulations to SVP Partner Kirk Smith on his recent marriage to Rebecca Szymanski.
  • The Minneapolis/St.Paul Business Journal called out The BrandLab's plans to expand. Read all about it here
  • Appetite For Change is a $100,000 Jaffe Awards Grand Prize recipient
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