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Powerful Relationships.
Thriving Communities.
Engaged Philanthropy.

Social Venture Partners Minnesota is a bridge between philanthropy and community. . . building relationships and investing for a just, thriving community. Since 2002, we’ve worked shoulder-to-shoulder with 60+ nonprofits through a combination of grants and consulting for greater impact.

Our Mission
To catalyze equitable social change by expanding the impact of youth-serving organizations, and building an effective community of engaged philanthropists. Together, we’re working for better futures.

Our Vision
Every young person’s future unfolds uncompromised by systemic injustice.

See our 2020 Impact Report.

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  • Current News

    We have some terrific news to share. Deb Salls has joined us as Executive Director of Social Venture Partners Minnesota, and she will assume her new role on December 21, 2020. Read More »

    Featured Events

    June 7, 6:30 pm

    SVP Founder, Paul Shoemaker, will discuss his new book, "Taking Charge of Change: How Rebuilders Solve Hard Problems," in which he profiles 38 rock star change agents who he dubs "Rebuilders." One of the leaders featured in the book is Sondra Samuels, CEO and President of the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ). Sondra will join Paul in dynamic conversation about shaping the kind of change we want to see in the world. Read More »