Social Venture Partners Boston has selected three finalists – Discovering Justice, Veterans Legal Services, and ZUMIX – to compete for multi-year funding and skilled volunteer support during its first investment cycle of 2018. The finalists were evaluated for their growth and impact potential, leadership, and internal capacity, and stood out from an original pool of more than 20 applicants.
Discovering Justice offers innovative in-school and after-school civic education and courthouse field trip programs for elementary and middle school students to foster a generation of engaged and empathetic civic leaders. Veterans Legal Services promotes self-sufficiency, stability, and financial security for homeless and low-income veterans through free and accessible legal services. ZUMIX is focused on building community through the arts and empowering youth through music and creative technology programming.
The three finalists will move forward to the next phase of SVP’s due diligence process, which will include submitting a full proposal, hosting a site visit, and participating in a leadership interview.
One organization will be selected in late May for multi-year support, including up to $75,000 in capacity building funds and access to a pool of highly skilled business professionals that provide hands-on support and strategic counsel in areas such as: general management, leadership development, strategic and business planning, marketing and communications, finance and revenue development, board development and governance, and human resource management, all with an eye towards growth, replication, and deepening impact.