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SVP Tucson Opens Applications for the 7th Annual Fast Pitch Program for Nonprofits Fighting Social Justice and Serving the Underserved

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TUCSON, Ariz. (Aug. 26, 2021) — Social Venture Partners (SVP) Tucson announces applications are now open for the 7th Annual Fast Pitch program.

SVP Tucson will be accepting 10 local nonprofits into their FREE training program that runs January through May of 2022. During the main event on Thursday, March 31, 2022 these organizations will pitch to a live audience of donors, take their shot at over $100,000 in grants, and every participant in the program will receive unrestricted funding support.

Fast Pitch is a keystone program of Social Venture Partners Tucson, an affiliate of the world’s largest engaged network of philanthropists and social change makers.

In 2021, Fast Pitch provided the opportunity for 10 local nonprofits to tell their stories and receive part of over $219,500, a four-fold increase from previous years.

“We recognize the impact Fast Pitch made in 2021 and we are committed to creating lasting change in our community,” said Ciara Garcia, Chief Executive Officer at SVP Tucson. “We are putting money directly into the hands of nonprofits, increasing donor connections, and building nonprofit resilience with our robust 2-phase training program.”

Fast Pitch 2022 applicants must meet ONE or more of the areas of focus:
• *NEW* Utilize a 2-Gen approach
• Serve historically marginalized, under-served or under-resourced communities or populations
• Actively work to promote social justice, including racial and gender justice
• Support people who are experiencing health (mental or physical), financial, or educational adversity as a result of COVID-19

“Boys to Men came out of this experience radically changed and with substantially increased fundraising capacity to support this work in the future,” said Michael Brasher, Class of 2021 participant and Chief Executive Officer of Boys to Men Tucson.

The main event will take place on March 31, 2022 at the Health Science Innovation Building at the University of Arizona and will include a virtual broadcast.

SVP Tucson is accepting applications for Fast Pitch 2022 now through September 17, 2021. Visit www.svptucson.org for more information.