May 2018 News and Ways to Engage!
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Grant Finalists Announced

Following a rigorous and competitive grant application process, Elpis
 Enterprises and Loppet Adventures have been named grant finalists! They will make their case why SVP should support them with up to $75,000 in financial grants and 4x tha t value in skills-based consulting over the next three years. Join us to hear their pitches at Pitch Night on May 31 at 5pm.
SVP Impacts Local Nonprofit Growth

The SVP model combines financial grants with skills-based volunteering to strengthen nonprofits, create a network on engaged philanthropists and elevate underserved teens to achieve their potential. Join our community of investing Partners to make a difference in our community! 

Partner Spotlight: Dionne and Alex Gumbs

Dionne and Alex Gumbs joined SVP Minnesota in the fall of 2017, after they recently relocated to the Twin Cities. Read about why SVP appealed to them and the expertise they're already bringing to our nonprofit community.  Read more>>
Get Involved with Our Investees

On May 5, Spark-Y will have its  2nd Annual Spring Plant Sale  from 9am-6pm.  The event will also feature tours of their  Urban Agriculture Lab , mushroom log making demonstrations, and DIY vermicompost demonstrations throughout the day! Spark-Y is located at  4432 Chicago Ave. S. Minneapolis, MN 55407 . All proceeds benefit Spark-Y's youth empowerment programs. 

Get hands-on with students at the World Savvy Festival on May 9th. Read about volunteering  here .

As baseball season begins at Target Field, keep an eye out for the Roots Garden Goodies cart at Gate 34. Enjoy delicious salads using produce grown and harvested by youth in community gardens. Check out their schedule this season.

Join Cookie Cart in preparing Twin Cities youth for bright futures. View ongoing volunteer opportunities  here .

Would you like to shape the future of the marketing and advertising industry? Check out ways to get involved.
Equity Corner

SVP Minnesota seeks to understand the institutional and systemic nature of inequities and we work to change them.  This Equity Corner serves as a resource center and prompt for reflection as we all learn and grow together.  This  month's food for thought (and action!): 
We're already committed to elevating the lives of under-served teens. Now is the time to do our work better and more intentionally! Share your thoughts and reactions with us at .
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