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Investment Process Overview

Our six-month investment cycle starts in the summer, when we select our area of focus. We ask for letters of interest from nonprofits that work in our focus area. We then request a full proposal from a small number of those nonprofits. We ask our semi-finalist nonprofits to make a short presentation to our partnership. The final phase of our due diligence involves full site visits by a team of our Investment Committee partners to our finalist nonprofits, culminating in our choice of an investee.

Learn more about how SVP Chicago works with investees: SVP Chicago Investee Orientation Presentation

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LOIs for our 2018-19 investment cycle are due by 5 pm CST on 8/13/18. Use this link to learn more about our criteria and to apply: http://investeeapply.svpchicago.org/

Next steps: Organizations that intend to submit an LOI are required to participate in a briefing call with our Investment Committee co-chairs. There are two options:

Contact linda@svpchicago.org with your preferred day and she will provide additional details. Direct questions about the process to colleen@svpchicago.org.