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Become a Partner

You want to put a dent in the world, but you know you’ll only get so far on that journey alone. That’s what SVP is for.

It starts with you. We can’t define the change you’re searching for, but we will help you achieve it. We’ll connect you to the people and organizations that share your passion, and together we will amplify your impact.

How It Works

SVP Partners make a minimum, tax-deductible contribution of $5,000 annually over three years. Their donations are pooled to fund the local nonprofits SVP supports as well as our programming and operations. These contributions are stretched further by those who volunteer their time and skills to strengthen our Investees, SVP, and the social sector at large.

Partner roles are very flexible. Some Partners simply use SVP as a way to make a highly leveraged gift, others take advantage of our education sessions and peer learning opportunities, and some roll up their sleeves and dig into volunteer projects. Learn about these opportunities and more >>


Diversifying the Partnership

At SVP we recognize that a strong network depends on diverse perspectives, and contribution of $5,000 limits that diversity. That is why we offer other ways for people to join:

  • Associate Partner:  membership for those under 40, with an annual contribution of $2,500.
  • Shared Partnership:  two individuals can “share” a membership, with each person contributing $2,500 annually.  
  • Sponsored Partner:  in special circumstances, current Partners, corporations or other entities may elect to provide the $5,000 annual contribution for other individuals to become Partners.


Join Today

If you are interested in becoming an SVP Partner, please contact SVPCharleston@CoastalCommunityFoundation.org.

If you’d like to meet some of our current Partners, hear about their experience, and learn more about SVP’s impact, we welcome you to attend a meeting, share a cup of coffee, or attend one of our educational opportunities.