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It starts with one person. One person joins many people. Together they will help build communities able to solve our most entrenched problems.

That’s SVP. A global network of local partners aligning passion and purpose.

Helping individuals realize greater impact with their giving, strengthening nonprofits, and investing in collaborative solutions – we make connections that make a difference. Connections that unleash potential.


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  • 2015 Fast Pitch Tucson

    Our inaugural Fast Pitch program was an outstanding success. We thank everyone who participated in the program and joined us for the event. Over $62,000 was distributed among our 17 nonprofit Participants. Learn more about the process here and link to view all of our finalists pitches. 

    Meet SVP!

    What change do you want to see in our world? What role will you play? Who will you share it with? These are some of the questions SVP Partners tackle around the world, embarking on a journey that goes well beyond philanthropy. Meet a few of our Tucson in this brief video and find out what SVP is all about!

    Why SVP? It’s Our Model!

    Why do our Partners join SVP Tucson? Many want to pool and stretch their dollars, contributing more than they could alone. Others desire to give their time and talent. For long-time Partner David “Griff” Griffis, the answer lies in our venture philanthropy model.

    Current News

    Greetings from SVP! It is exciting to say those words, and to be here as Social Venture Partners Tucson’s Executive Director. The excitement grows with each new partner I meet, every community connection made, and the steps we take towards strengthening our community's nonprofits. I have found my home here at SVP, and thank all of you for the incredibly warm welcome.

    The kick-off event to our 2016 Speakers Series hosted by Cande and Tom Grogan was fun and informative. Their home was as warm and welcoming as it was beautiful. The event featured an address from Mayor Jonathan Rothschild on The State of the City. Read More »

    One of the top priorities for our investee, Old Pueblo Community Services, is to identify, recruit and onboard new board members in the coming months. We are reaching out to you for your recommendations and ideas of where we might find strong board members that resonate with OPCS' mission http://www.helptucson.org/

    Featured Events

    2016 Speakers Series- Diversity in Funding a Panel Discussion

    February 11, 2016 6:00 pm

    SVP Tucson welcomes Partners and invited guests to the second of our 2016 Speaker Series, "Diversity in Funding". The panel will be moderated by SVP Partner, Dave Griffis and will feature representatives from the African American Initiative, the LGBTQ Straight Alliance Fund and the Women's Foundation of Southern Arizona. Read More »

    2016 Speakers Series- Intrapreneurship in the Social Impact Sector

    March 10, 2016 6:00 pm

    SVP Tucson welcomes Michael McDonald CEO of the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona for presentation and discussion on inspiring, testing and investing in new and innovative initiatives within the social impact sector. Read More »