Social Venture Partners Connecticut is seeking to engage and invest in organizations that have an effective strategy and model that materially impacts the Opportunity Gap for families and individuals in Connecticut in the areas of education and workforce development.
Working alongside the leaders of organizations in these areas, SVP Connecticut seeks to help them scale their programs and organizational structure and reach more people in Connecticut. This also includes supporting cross sector initiatives to provide employment or educational opportunities for disadvantaged families.
Organizations selected as Investees will be eligible for multi-year support, up to 3 years, that may include pro bono consulting and advisory services provided by our Partners, and financial grants of up to $25,000 per year.
SVP sees the Opportunity Gap as the most pressing social issue facing Connecticut. By the term “Opportunity Gap” we mean that low income (and often minority) citizens face severe obstacles in securing a quality education and accessing pathways to rewarding careers. This gap imposes enormous costs on individuals, their families, communities, and Connecticut, as a whole.
Organizations that meet our investment criteria and eligibility parameters, which can be found here, are encouraged to submit a Letter of Interest.
All submissions must be made online by 5:00pm, Monday, October 16.
The Executive Directors and board members of organizations interested in applying for investment are strongly encourage to attend one of the information sessions we offer:
- Thursday, September 28, 3:30-5pm
East Campus Forum of Norwalk Community College
188 Richards Avenue, Norwalk
- Monday, October 2, 1:00-2:30pm
Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about SVP Connecticut’s investment model, eligibility guidelines, and application process. Registration is required to attend either information session.
Social Venture Partners Connecticut follows a venture philanthropy model that provides management, technical, and financial assistance for the organizations we support. We believe the combination of our Partners’ skills in building organizational capacity together with SVP Connecticut’s financial support, produces the best long-term results.
To learn more about SVP’s investment criteria, eligibility parameters and application process, or to register for an information session, click here.