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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 community where 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 organization or program focused on improving mental health? You may be eligible for a grant from Social Venture Kids! SVP's teen philanthropy group will invest up to $10,000 in mental health programs. They are looking for nonprofits with clear and achievable goals that positively affect mental health, maintain a strong commitment to their clients, and create systemic change.

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    "And I thought 'That's the community!' And to help them do more of that was a wonderful thing. And at that moment, I was fully hooked into what SVP might be." Partner Kevin Shaw from SVP Cleveland shares his experience as an SVP Partner and how working side-by-side with the organization Near West Theatre showed him why the SVP model was special.

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    "I was trying so hard to be invisible ... I was just the quiet kid in the back -- always."

    Regina Dove shares her journey and how Summer Search helped her break out of her shell. Find out more below and learn how SVP partnered with Summer Search to strengthen their organization and DOUBLE the number of students they serve.

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    Take a moment to imagine a billion things – whether basketballs, cupcakes or stars. Can you do it? Read on to see how good your brain is at conceptualizing large numbers. I think this challenge may distort our view of wealth inequity in America.

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    Featured Events

    What Makes a High Performing Board?

    December 17, 2014 6:00 pm

    The vast majority of nonprofits have great, dedicated and committed executives and wonderful individual board members. Yet, one of the most common questions is: How do we create the elusive high performing board?

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    Meet SVP: An Intro for Prospective Grantees

    January 8, 2015 3:30 pm

    Are you interested in applying for a grant from SVP? Join us to learn more about our unique model and get your questions answered before you apply!

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    Prospective Partners Reception

    January 15, 2015 6:30 pm

    Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Join us to explore how SVP can connect you with others on that same journey!

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