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SVP Chicago Launches 2016-2017 Investment Cycle

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SVP Chicago has launched its 2016-2017 investment cycle. We are accepting Letters of Interest from nonprofits whose primary focus is to break the cycle of poverty in Chicagoland.

SVP is an engaged philanthropy organization that strives to identify and support the most promising nonprofits that bring innovative approaches to their work and can make a meaningful impact on the men, women and children facing society’s toughest challenges. We support those nonprofits through multi-year, unrestricted financial commitments and capacity building to strengthen their organizations and set the stage for enhancing their social impact.

We are especially interested in organizations that are at an inflection point in their evolution and are looking to scale in a meaningful way in the next few years. Chicago area nonprofits that fit the following criteria are encouraged to submit an LOI via this link: http://investeeapply.svpchicago.org.

  • The organization’s primary focus is to address the cycle of poverty in Chicagoland.
  • The programs are scalable and replicable.
  • The programs have a track record of demonstrable success and create lasting impact. The budget is greater than $250,000 but less than $5,000,000.
  • The staff and board desire growth and hands-on assistance in building their organizational capacity in areas such as Strategic Planning, Board Development/Governance, Business Operations (including Accounting/Finance), Marketing, Fund Development and Technology.

Community-based and grass roots organizations are encouraged to apply. Please note that foundations and governmental entities are not appropriate for partnership with us to build lasting organizational capacity and will not be considered for our investment.

We intend to make a three-year commitment to our investee organization, with an investment of $25,000 per year, renewable annually for three years. The more significant value that we provide our investees is the human capital and capacity building investment of our partners. More information about us can be found at www.svpchicago.org.

Please note that the completed Letters of Interest are due to SVP by October 21, 2016, by 5pm central, and there is a mandatory briefing call on either October 7th at 9 am or October 10th at 12:30 pm. Please contact colleen@svpchicago.org with your preferred day and the number you will use to call in for the mandatory call.