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SEED20 Applications are now open!

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The SEED20 2020 application is now live!  SEED20, an initiative of SVP Charlotte, utilizes the power of social innovation to unleash breakthrough ideas that creatively attack tough social challenges.  These innovations can be developed by: An individual or start up with a well-formed idea An emerging nonprofit A well-established nonprofit with a new program Each […] Read More »

SEED20 2020 Application opens on September 17th for SEED20 2020 on March 31st!

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The SEED20 2020 season begins next week when applications go live on Tuesday September 17th and closing on October 31st! The annual SEED20 program, an initiative of SVP Charlotte, identifies, highlights and connects the community to our region’s most innovative ideas for tackling pressing social challenges. These innovations can be developed by: An individual or […] Read More »

Upcoming Evicted Book talk hosted by the E3 committee

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Emmanuel Threatt of Hope Vibes will be joining the conversation as we discuss Evicted by Matthew Desmond.  In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of […] Read More »

Fall Partner meeting Recap

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On August 29th, Partners and guests joined in the Kearney Solarium to hear from Ed Price of Community Matters Cafe.  Community Matters Cafe serves as an extension program to Charlotte Rescue Mission, a nonprofit transforming lives in Charlotte by providing free residential recovery programs for those struggling with the disease of addiction. Mr. Price also […] Read More »

Partner, Don Cleven shares his journey to SVP!

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“Three years ago, I came across a video of GenOne at the Seed20 competition. GenOne’s mission is to partner with talented, first-generation students from disadvantage backgrounds, helping them successfully navigate to and through college. This spoke to me, but the experience also provided an introduction to Social Venture Partners, a great venture philanthropy organization that […] Read More »

SEED20 in Action-Grand Prize Winner Foster Village has a new home!

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Connecting the community to issues and entrepreneurs.

On Monday, July 29th, SEED20 Alumni Foster Village marked its first birthday with a celebration at NoDa Brewing.  Over 500 guests were on hand to hear the big reveal-a new home for the organization!  Using their 2019 SEED20 grand prize winnings and support from donors, Foster Village will establish a permanent location in the Oakhurst […] Read More »

Digi-Bridge announces new CEO-Alyssa Sharpe

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Alyssa Sharpe will become the new CEO of SVP Investee Digi-Bridge effective August 1, 2019.  Alyssa brings ten years of experience in STEM education and nonprofit leadership, including time as a teacher in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and as national director of Project Scientist.  Please read more about Alyssa here. We wish the best of luck to […] Read More »