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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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    Twin Cities-based nonprofit The BrandLab will receive hundreds of hours of pro bono business consulting and up to $75,000 in grants over three years from Social Venture Partners (SVP) Minnesota. The pro bono hours will focus on building The BrandLab’s capacity to scale and bring more pipeline diversity to the Twin Cities and its communications industry. Read More »

    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 »

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    A Taste of SVP

    May 17, 7:00 am

    Are you seeking to realize a greater impact with your giving? Interested in becoming an SVP partner? We can help! Read More »

    Quarterly Summit: “How Demographic Changes are Transforming Minnesota” presented by Minnesota State Demographer Susan Brower

    June 5, 5:00 pm

    Ms. Brower directs the Minnesota State Demographic Center and travels the state talking with Minnesotans about the new social and economic realities brought about by recent demographic shifts. Read More »