IT’S SVP MN’s 20th ANNIVERSARY!
To celebrate SVP MN’s 20th anniversary we will be sharing “20 Stories for 20 Years” to highlight the impact that SVP has had on our Partners, Investees and Community Members.
World Savvy is having an impact on youth around the country as they learn to be more informed and thoughtful global citizens in our ever-changing world. Watch this PBS Newshour interview with World Savvy CEO, Dana Mortenson. Read More »
November 2016 Taste of SVP for Businesses Hello! My name is Grace Bassette. I am Project Manager at Lubrication [...] Read More »
The partnership between Meristem and Social Venture Partners Minnesota (SVP-MN) began in October of 2011. Charlie Maxwell, Meristem’s founder and CEO, felt strongly that SVP-MN shared Meristem’s passion for serving at-risk youth. Additionally, SVP-MN’s creed of engaged philanthropy, which encompasses giving not only money but one’s time and talent to improve the community, was a perfect fit. Read More »
Lube-Tech has always believed in giving back to the community in which they do business. They wanted a corporate philanthropy program that goes beyond writing a check. But with high business demands and day to day operations, Lube-Tech wasn’t sure how to fit in managing a corporate philanthropy program. So they turned to Social Venture Partners Minnesota (SVP)! Read More »
When Jennifer came to Full Cycle she lived in various shelters for almost a year so that her mom, who had severe health problems and was unable to work, wouldn't have the pressure of providing for her. She was determined to prove herself through her internship at Full Cycle... Read More »
"SVP changed the trajectory of my life" Jeff Tollefson says. Of course he had no idea this would be the case when he joined SVP in 2007. While he knew the business-building skills developed during his 15 -year career in the venture capital field could be put to good use in helping promising nonprofits, he never dreamed it would become his life's work. Read More »