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Strengthen Nonprofits

SVP Chicago is taking a place-based approach for our 2020-21 investment cycle. The investment process will be focused on a specific Chicago neighborhood and informed by community stakeholders. As such, SVP Chicago is not currently accepting unsolicited grant proposals.

SVP investees are entrepreneurial-focused nonprofits making out-sized impact.

These nonprofits are ready to take their work to the next level, and they welcome involvement from value-added funders willing to roll up their sleeves and work alongside them. SVP provides:

  • Up to three years of general operating support (up to $75,000). We provide hard-to-come-by funds for general operating support that are necessary for growth.
  • Tools to assess your organizational capacity. We have tools to help our investees evaluate their organizational capacity building needs, from strategic planning to board governance to human resources.
  • Skilled volunteers. Our partners help our investees scale their impact by building their organizational capacity.
  • A commitment to working in partnership. We believe in collaboration and trusted relationships.