You want to make a difference in the world, but you know you’ll only get so far on that journey alone. That’s what SVP is for.
It starts with you. We can’t define the change you’re searching for, but we’ll help you achieve it. We’ll connect you to the people and organizations that share your passion, and together we’ll amplify your impact.
How It Works
SVP Partners make a minimum, tax-deductible contribution of $6,000 annually. Their donations are pooled to fund the nonprofits SVP supports as well as our programming and operations. These contributions are stretched further by those who volunteer their time and skills to strengthen our Investees, SVP, and the social sector at large.
Partner roles are very flexible. Some Partners simply use SVP as a way to make a highly leveraged gift, others take advantage of our education sessions and peer learning opportunities, and some roll up their sleeves and dig into volunteer projects. Learn about these opportunities and more >>
Want to hear directly from current partners? Attend one of our monthly receptions!
At these casual gatherings, partners provide a brief overview of SVP, discuss how they’re involved, and share their perspectives on how they and the community gain from the work. See the full list of events >>
Additional Partnership Options
At SVP we recognize that a strong network depends on diverse perspectives, and a contribution of $6,000 limits that diversity. That is why we offer multiple ways for people to join:
- Brainerd Fellows are sponsored Partners who have unique skills and perspectives to bring to SVP. We solicit applications and select 2-3 fellows each year.
- Nonprofit Executive Directors and Board Chairs are invited to join SVP at no cost when their organization is selected as a multi-year Investee.
- Individuals Under 35 are invited to join SVP with a reduced contribution of $2,500.