Social Venture Partners Minnesota (SVP) and C.H. Robinson are pleased to announce a new collaboration through SVP’s Corporate Partner program. C.H. Robinson joins other local companies such as 3M, Factory Motor Parts, Lube-Tech, Lurie, Varde Partners, Marsh & McLennan, in support of SVP’s work to strengthen nonprofits that support underserved teens.
SVP carefully selects small and mid-sized nonprofits that have extraordinary impact and the potential to accomplish much more. SVP’s network of highly skilled business professionals, known as Partners, invests greatly needed financial and skills-based volunteering to help these organizations grow an average of 33 percent annually. SVP’s corporate program enables community-minded businesses to join in its efforts to strengthen our community’s most promising nonprofits and improve opportunities for teens via engagement of corporate employee’s professional skills.
C.H. Robinson’s philanthropic efforts are driven by the talents and passions of their employees, and the company proudly supports the issues that matter most to their people. Their over 225 offices around the globe make a positive impact on their local communities through employee volunteerism and charitable giving. In Minnesota, C.H. Robinson and the C.H. Robinson Foundation’s giving efforts focus on education, hunger, housing, immediate needs for people in crisis, and health research, prevention and treatment.
Together with SVP, C.H. Robinson leaders will begin by volunteering with SVP’s grants committee and work through details and SVP’s highly vetted due diligence process. In the end, SVP and its nonprofits will leverage the skills and expertise of C.H. Robinson’s high-performing employees to strengthen the Twin Cities’ community and help teens involved with SVP’s investee portfolio. This skills-based volunteering will provide C.H. Robinson’s employees with access to high level, pro bono consulting projects and other opportunities for professional development and community engagement.
“SVP activates passionate leaders to provide innovative nonprofits with critical business expertise,” said Angie Freeman, C.H. Robinson’s Chief Human Resources Officer and President of the C.H. Robinson foundation. “C.H. Robinson is committed to working with SVP to engage our employees and bring about a greater impact in the nonprofit community. We’re excited about helping to empower these nonprofits to improve their business acumen, grow revenue and achieve the strongest social outcomes.”
“We are delighted to welcome C.H. Robinson to Social Venture Partners,” said Ann Herzog-Olson, executive director of SVP-MN. “We look forward to C.H. Robinson staff rolling up their sleeves and consulting alongside the leadership of highly vetted nonprofits to help the nonprofits scale and have greater impact on the teen population in the Twin Cities.”
Since 2002, SVP has contributed over $7 million in value of pro bono hours including executive-level consulting hours, and more than $2 million dollars in grants to over 55 local nonprofit organizations in the seven county metropolitan area.