Change takes time. That’s why SVP gives multi-year grants to the nonprofits we support.
We fund 15-20 organizations in any given year, and the resulting Investee Portfolio is overseen by a committee of experienced SVP Partners. They meet with each organization twice a year, reviewing their mission-based results, and the progress they’ve made on strengthening their internal systems (e.g. financial management, communications, etc.).
In this way the Portfolio Grant Committee (PGC) ensures that SVP continues to invest in organizations that are having a great impact in our community and are optimizing their relationship with SVP. Participating on the PGC also offers our Partners a unique experience, because rather than getting to know one or two organizations, members get a broad perspective of all the organizations SVP works with.