June 2018 News and Happenings!
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We Have a New Investee!

At our May 31 Pitch Night, SVP Partners selected Elpis Enterprises as our newest Investee! Elpis Enterprises will receive up to $75,000 in financial grants and 4x that value in skills-based consulting over the next three years. We are thrilled to add Elpis Enterprises to our portfolio of nonprofits in acceleration mode.
Next Grant Cycle Announced

We are now accepting Letters of Interest for our fall 2018 capacity building grant. 

Our investment focus is nonprofits that serve the social, developmental, and/or educational needs of under-resourced teens in the seven county metro area.
Click here to view our Letter of Interest guidelines and form. Letters of Interest will be accepted through  Monday, June 25, 2018 at 5:00pm CST.

Help us expand our reach and share this information with promising nonprofits you know and love!
Meet SVP's Partners & Investees

Check out our Partner list to see the incredible individuals and businesses contributing their resources, time and skills to help elevate underserved teens through building stronger nonprofits. These are the nonprofits in acceleration mode through a SVP relationship. 

Our premise is that strong nonprofits deliver better results. It's that simple.
Get Involved with Our Investees

Cookie Cart has volunteer opportunities this summer for groups to join youth employees in the bakery for a 2-hour shift where they work alongside teens making cookies. Beginning  June 18th , volunteer shifts are available  Mon - Wed   10am-Noon  or  2pm-4pm , as well as  Sat  from  1-3pm.  For more information about volunteering, or to find a date, please contact Hope Lockett at  hlockett@cookiecart.org  or 612-843-0425.

With baseball season underway 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.
Thank You!

Thanks to the team of Minnetonka High School seniors in the  Vantage program--and their mentors-- who generously applied their time and talent to create a video, plus two radio PSAs on 1500AM, that highlight the work of SVP. We appreciate your effort, commitment and generosity for this in-kind publicity!
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 info@svpmn.org .
Upcoming Events
  • World Savvy received national coverage with a spot on PBS NewsHour's "Brief but Spectacular" in May. 
  • Cookie Cart opened their new St. Paul bakery. Watch an interview on Kare 11 from May 16. They also were featured on MPR on May 17.
  • Partner Marshall Lehman welcomed his first grandchild, Lily Joy, on May 6.
  • Partner Charles Talbert welcomed his newest - 16th! - grandchild on April 30.
How exciting to see our SVP community grow and shine!
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