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What We Do

Our Mission

SVP cultivates effective philanthropists, strengthens nonprofits, and invests in collaborative solutions – building powerful relationships to tackle our community’s challenges.

How Do We Do This? We Go Beyond Philanthropy.



Pool and Stretch Your Dollars

SVP amplifies the impact of those out to do good by leveraging the time and talent of our Partners. SVP provides the opportunity to work hands-on with nonprofits to provide high-level, strategic consultation in areas such as board governance, marketing, fund development, and business strategy, working shoulder to shoulder with nonprofits to achieve the change they want to see in the community.

Since 2000 SVP Denver has helped individuals make smart and leveraged investments in vetted organizations. Over the years, SVP Partners have collectively given more than $685,000 to Denver nonprofits – far more than most could give alone. And that money was stretched farther by the $1.8 million in pro-bono consulting given by SVP Partners.


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 SVP Grantmaking Committee – ensuring that your money is wisely invested. On the Grantmaking Committee, Partners:

  • Learn about the area they are funding (e.g. education) and about good grantmaking practices
  • Collectively review letters of inquiry and proposals, debating the merits of each organization
  • Visit those organizations, meeting staff and board members, and witnessing their work first-hand
  • Select one or two organizations to fund


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 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.

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Social Venture Partners brings together worlds that typically do not overlap: grant making, volunteerism, nonprofit capacity building, and philanthropic education.

Nonprofits We Invest In

These organizations are fighting for better communities and the well-being of every resident.

They are tackling some of our community’s most pressing issues – and they are ready to take their work to the next level. SVP is honored to be their accomplice.

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