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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.

See our 2016-2017 Impact Report.

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    Social Venture Partners Minnesota will be accepting Letters of Inquiries (LOI) for their capacity building grant, which combines both financial capital and consulting services to promising nonprofits working with underserved youth, beginning December 5, 2017. Letters of Interest must be submitted to SVP, via email, by 5:00pm CST on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Read More »

    Social Venture Partners (SVP) Minnesota has selected Cookie Cart as its newest grantee. Twin Cities-based nonprofit Cookie Cart will receive hundreds of hours of pro bono business consulting and up to $75,000 in grants over three years from SVP Minnesota. The pro bono hours will focus on projects to build Cookie Cart’s capacity and sustainability as they expand to their new St. Paul location. Read More »

    Featured Events

    Quarterly Summit: “Collaborating On and Off the Field” with Darrell Thompson

    February 15, 5:00 pm

    Does it feel like differences divide more than commonalities unite? Is bridging the gap beyond our reach? Learn from Darrell Thompson about what it takes to "Collaborate On and Off the Field." After a stand out career on the University of Minnesota football team and five years in the NFL, Mr. Thompson evolved his volunteering at Bolder Options into a staff position. Read More »

    A Taste of SVP

    March 7, 7:30 am

    Do you want to find more meaning in life through sincere engagement? Do you want to change your community through action? Are you seeking like-minded individuals to join in philanthropic endeavors? Read More »