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Mission, Vision and Values

Our Mission

SVP Tucson is an ever-expanding community of engaged philanthropists dedicated to building the capacity, strength and impact of nonprofits in addressing social problems.

We accomplish this through:

  • Thoughtful and strategic investments and collaborations
  • Our Partners’ engagement and expertise, and
  • Inspiring and equipping Partners to be more strategic and effective with their giving

Our Vision

SVP Tucson envisions a community where everyone thrives. We achieve this vision by connecting and investing in our community to enhance social impact.

Our Approach: Relationships. Resources, Resilience. It is what our community needs and it is what SVP Tucson brings to the table.

Using principles of trust-based philanthropy, we make multi-year investments in high-potential nonprofits, build collaborative models between nonprofits and between sectors, and educate donors on systemic issues and best practices for supporting our nonprofit sector.

Values and Behaviors

Partnership – We make a greater impact together. 

  • Be a passionate ally for one another’s success
  • Listen to learn and understand
  • Cultivate trust at every opportunity

Curiosity – We explore new ways to align our skill and passion with purpose.

  • Embrace the potential for things yet undreamed
  • Explore the opportunity for learning in every situation
  • Welcome new ideas and opportunities

Impact – We leverage unique assets to create positive change.  

  • Pursue the greatest potential, not the easiest path
  • Set goals, develop plans, and celebrate results
  • Always strive to do better

Equity – We believe that all people should have the opportunity to succeed.

  • Recognize everyone has something valuable to contribute
  • Be aware of privilege and seek to understand different life experiences
  • Incorporate diverse opinions and perspectives

Integrity – We take responsibility for our actions.  

  • Honor commitments and follow through
  • Be kind and direct. Facilitate the uncomfortable conversations
  • Assume positive intent. Withhold judgment