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Why It Matters

What if you had a way to end youth violence, but didn’t know how to share your idea? What if you knew how to market an idea, but didn’t have a meaningful use for that talent?

These are not hypothetical questions. (We’ve shared the story below.) They’re why SVP was founded in the first place: to connect people with diverse skills and shared passion – allowing each to have a greater impact than they could alone.



Since 1997, SVP has worked with thousands of philanthropists, transforming the way they give and connecting them to organizations that are making our world a better place.

Collectively our partners have supported 900 nonprofits, providing more than $70 million in grants and thousands of skilled volunteer hours.

Photo by Gary Voth of students in SVP Investee Powerful Voices’ CHANGE program.