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We have more to give. Together. 

The individuals who join SVP want to leave their mark on the world, to take their giving to a new level. Through SVP you can…

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Pool and Stretch Your Dollars

In a sluggish economy, funding for nonprofits shrinks as demand for their services expands. Now, more than ever, it’s important to maximize your gifts.

Since 2001, SVP has helped individuals make smart and leveraged investments in vetted organizations. Over the years, SVP Partners have collectively given more than $675,000 to Cleveland  nonprofits – far more than most could give alone. And that money was stretched farther by the 4600+ of volunteer hours given by SVP Partners.

 

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This number multiplies when looking across SVP’s international network. Since SVP’s inception, Partners in 30 different cities have collectively given more than $49 million and countless volunteer hours.

*You may see the detailed value of our impact here.

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Invest in Vetted Nonprofits

There are thousands of nonprofits. How do you decide which ones to fund?

At SVP, you don’t have to make that decision on your own. Whether or not you participate directly, you benefit from the careful selection and reviews carried out by the SVP Investment Team (the I-Team) – ensuring that your money is wisely invested.

Each year, a small group of SVP Partners gather for a few hours a week over four months to select the organizations that SVP will fund. The team looks for nonprofits that are having a great impact in our community, and are poised to take their work to the next level. On the I-Team Partners:

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Partners consistently say that participating on the I-Team is one of the most rewarding experiences at SVP, and some participate year after year. Learn more >>

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Engage in Shared Learning

Should I make a few large donations, or lots of small ones? Where can I find nonprofits that are focused on the issues I care about? How do I align my giving with my values?

These are just a few of the questions that SVP Partners bring to the table, and through a series of seminars, discussion groups, workshops, and one-to-one meetings, SVP helps tackle them. Our goal? Partners connect with people who share their passion and walk away with the tools they need to make the greatest impact with their giving.

Check out our full calendar of events.

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Volunteer Your Time and Talent

How do you want to approach philanthropy? If you’re reading this, it probably means you want to do more than give money.  You want to roll up your sleeves and dig in. And you’re not alone.

Hundreds of SVP Partners throughout our international network are working shoulder-to-shoulder with nonprofits and each other to achieve the change they want to see in their communities.

Our Partners:

Are you interested in volunteering? Check out how our Partners volunteer.