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Going Beyond Philanthropy

SVP is a philanthropic organization, but we do more than give away money.

We connect people who want to give back and the nonprofits that make change possible – cultivating effective philanthropists and strong organizations that deliver greater impact, together.

Side by side, we will reach a day when all kids receive an excellent education and all people live and work in a healthy environment.

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  • What We're Talking About

    Is your nonprofit working ensure all people live and work in a healthy environment? Are you ready to take your work to the next level? Maybe we can help! SVP is awarding one $30k grant with the intention of developing a multi-year partnership to help strengthen a local nonprofit.

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    Sophorn Sim’s living room was packed. Children sprawled out on the rug and every couch cushion and chair was filled as the group faced the projector screen. It read: “How many of you recycle more since the last presentation?” Sophorn translated in Cambodian, and more than half the room raised their hands.

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    “My parents taught us that it didn’t matter how much we didn’t have,” says SVP San Antonio Partner, Priscilla Hill-Ardoin. “That our focus should be on what we did have, and there was always something to give.” That generosity helped to carry Priscilla through the hardest time in her life and to the discovery of her “can’t not do.”

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    Since September, SVP has welcomed 18 new and returning partners! Meet folks like Carey Crutcher Smith, whose passion for sports led her to take an early career job with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. She is now the Director of Marketing for Lease Crutcher Lewis, which is known for building several landmark projects such as the Sea-Tac Airport, The Four Seasons Hotel, and the Garfield High School renovation.

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    Featured Events

    Prospective Partner Reception

    February 16 @ 6:30 pm

    Are you looking for a way to give back and make a positive change in our community and world? Join SVP Partners at this casual reception to explore how SVP can help you realize greater impact with your giving and volunteer time!

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    Board Cohort Series

    February 28 @ 11:00 am

    Board performance is critical to a nonprofit’s ability to achieve impact, yet many struggle to feel effective in their board roles. If you’re seeking a confidential setting to share real time challenges you’re facing as a board member, learn from the experiences of peers and experts, and build a network of peers you can look to for advice, this is the series for you!

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