Change takes time.
That’s why SVP gives multi-year grants to the nonprofits we support. We fund4-8 organizations in any given year, and the resulting Investee Portfolio is overseen by a committee of experienced SVP Partners. They meet with each organization twice a year, reviewing their mission-based results, and the progress they’ve made on strengthening their internal systems (e.g. financial management, communications, etc.)
In this way the Portfolio Grant Committee (PGC) [Change name as needed] ensures that SVP continues to invest in organizations that are having a great impact in our community and are optimizing their relationship with SVP. Participating on the PGC also offers our Partners a unique experience, because rather than getting to know one or two organizations, members get a broad perspective of all the organizations SVP works with.