in promising youth-serving nonprofits for collaborative capacity building work. We work shoulder-to-shoulder with Investees (we call them Investees, because we are invested in their impact and in the youth they serve) to identify projects and outcomes that advance their impact in the community and the sustainability of their organization. SVP’s investment in innovative organizations combine both a financial grant and pro bono collaborative consultancy. We believe we make a greater impact together!

What SVP MN Brings to the Collaboration

General operating support

We know how critical general operating dollars are and believe you’re best positioned to decide where the grant money should be invested.

A commitment to working in partnership

We are committed to centering the voices and expertise of nonprofit leaders. We get that there’s a power dynamic in funding relationships and will do our best to mitigate that. We will collaborate to define success up front and together.

Tools and support to assess your organization

Together, we will identify outcomes and projects to address your growth potential.

Skilled volunteers

SVP Partners will work collaboratively with you on building your organization’s capacity and sustainability.

What Investees Bring to the Collaboration

A willingness to take a hard look at your organization

We want you to share challenges and opportunities openly. After a thorough, 360-degree assessment is complete, we will roll up our sleeves and start our work together.


Investees need to be open to working with volunteers with varied professional backgrounds who are invested in your success.

A commitment to open communication

When something isn’t working, we want to know. That may be uncomfortable, but our best results come from authentic relationships and mutual learning.

A plan for progress

The SVP Impact Team and the Investee will co-create a work plan and then have regular check-ins to hold each other accountable to achieving defined outcomes.

This may seem like a heavy lift for Investees who are already stretched to capacity. Our model is not right for all organizations, or for all stages of organizational development. But when the fit and timing are right, our Investees say it’s worth every ounce of effort!


SVP MN’s 2023 GRANT CYCLE  is now closed.

Please check back regularly for other grant opportunities, events and additional ways to engage with SVP. 

If you don’t receive our grant announcements and would like to be added to the list, please email info@svpmn

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All applications due July 20th at 5 PM.