Donate We appreciate your support in helping to build a movement for effective philanthropy. SVP Chicago’s model is unique because of our focus on fostering effective philanthropy by helping engaged philanthropists leverage their resources and learnings with pro bono project work and unrestricted grants in support of nonprofits looking to scale. We apply a racial equity lens to our work because we believe all people should have equal opportunity to succeed. Because collaboration is central to our mission, we strive to develop trusting relationships with the nonprofits we support. We believe, together, nonprofits and SVP make a greater impact in providing pathways out of poverty.