in a unique model of philanthropy? Do you want to be part of catalyzing equitable change? SVP is a bridge between community and philanthropy. We’ll connect you to people and organizations who share your passion for better futures for youth. And we’ll match you with opportunities that meet your goals and skill set.

How it Works

Partners make an annual contribution to SVP Minnesota. These donations are supplemented with corporate and foundation support. All funds are pooled and invested through:

  • making grants to youth-serving organizations,
  • hosting workshops, events and programs that advance our mission, and
  • providing administrative support to sustain the SVP model.


This is how your financial donation is more than just writing a check, but leveraged to amplify its impact.

Partner roles are very flexible. Some Partners simply use us as a way to make a highly leveraged gift. Others take advantage of our education sessions and peer learning opportunities. And some Partners roll up their sleeves and dig into collaborative consultancy projects.


Partners give a minimum of $6,000 per year to support our Investees and the youth they serve. This donation also supports SVP’s general operations to ensure stronger, more robust programming. Many Partners also contribute at the following levels: $8,000, $10,000, $25,000, $50,000 or $100,000 annually.

Young Professionals (who are under 35 years of age), Nonprofit Leaders, Educators, or Youth Workers make an annual contribution of either $1,000, $2,500 or $5,000 per household. (Payment plans are available.)

For more information or to sign up to become a Partner, contact Deb Salls, SVP MN Executive Director at [email protected] or (612) 440-1804.

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All applications due July 20th at 5 PM.