Change takes time.
That’s why SVP gives multi-year grants to the nonprofits we support. We will fund one organisation in our first year for a three year term and add a second multi-year grant in our second year. The resulting Investee Portfolio is overseen by a committee of SVP Partners. They meet with each organisation 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 Investment Committee ensures that SVP continues to invest in organisations that are having a great impact in our community and are optimizing their relationship with SVP. Participating on the Investment Committee also offers our Partners a unique experience, because rather than getting to know one or two organisations, members get a broad perspective of all the organisations SVP works with and with the nonprofit sector generally.