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Powerful Relationships. Thriving Communities. Engaged Philanthropy.

Social Venture Partners Minnesota is a powerful model for giving. We fuel nonprofit success by connecting smart people who volunteer their brain power, money, and time with the Twin Cities’ most promising nonprofits.

We carefully select small and mid-sized nonprofits having extraordinary impact and with the potential to have much more. As we infuse them with greatly needed resources, they grow to serve more low-income, underserved teens with programs that truly work.


Building powerful relationships and thriving communities through the amplifying impact of engaged philanthropy.


We elevate the lives of underserved teens by turbo-charging transformational social enterprises and philanthropic leaders.

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  • Current News

    As part of its mission to impact more underserved teens in the Twin Cities community, Social Venture Partners Minnesota is delighted to announce two new corporate partners: Lurie LLP and Riverbridge Partners. Read More »

    As part of its ongoing mission to assist and improve the community where it does business, Lube-Tech will be providing program support and up to $75,000 in grant money to Spark-Y, a 501c3 nonprofit that provides sustainable education for youth through Twin Cities schools and partner organizations. Read More »

    Featured Events

    A Taste of SVP

    November 17 @ 7:30 am

    Are you seeking to realize a greater impact with your giving? Maybe we can help! Join us to learn about the mission of Social Venture Partners Minnesota. SVP partners will share how the model of engaged philanthropy works and why they think it is the best way to affect social change. Read More »

    Quarterly Summit and Holiday Celebration

    December 8 @ 5:00 pm

    Join us for an engaging Quarterly Summit where keynote Charlie Weaver will speak about "The Corporate Role in Closing the Achievement Gap." Mr. Weaver is Executive Director of the Minnesota Business Partnership, a non-profit, non-partisan public policy organization composed of 115 chief executive officers representing Minnesota’s leading employers. Read More »