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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.

See our 2015 Impact Report.

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    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 »

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    15 Years, 15 Stories: Celebrating Social Venture Partners Minnesota 15 Years of Impact

    March 2, 6:00 pm

    This is an event not to be missed! Save the date for Social Venture Partners Minnesota’s 15th anniversary celebration. This event will highlight the achievements of the 49 innovative nonprofit organizations SVP-MN has supported over the last 15 years, as well as the partners who have helped these organizations increase their impact with underserved youth using the engaged philanthropy model. Read More »