2021 FUNDING CYCLE
The application window is now closed. Semifinalists will be announced on April 23.
Take your organization to the next level by applying to be one of SVP's next Investees. This year we will support nonprofits working toward Systemic Change for Populations Disproportionately Impacted by the Pandemic with a minimum grant of $25,000 and two years of high skilled volunteer support delivered in deep partnership.
Please contact Director of Programs and Partner Engagement Erica Halpern (firstname.lastname@example.org or (858) 412-5331 x702) with any questions.
Previous Funding Topics
2020: Economic Inequality
2018: Early Childhood Development
2016: Human Trafficking
2015: Workforce Development
2014: Youth & Children
2013: Improving Healthy Communities
2012: Increasing High School Graduate Rates
2009: Youth & Children
2007: Hunger & Homelessness
2006: Early Child Development
2004: Employment & Economic Development
2003: Health & Human Services
2002: Parent Education
SVP seeks to develop true partnerships with nonprofit organizations. Each year, SVP selects nonprofit organizations called “Investees” to fund and support through pro bono consulting from our members, who are called “Partners." Our Partners are a group of highly skilled, compassionate, philanthropically minded individuals who come with decades of experience in organizational leadership and business.
Our approach is unique, and most nonprofits are not accustomed to a funder being involved with the “guts” of an organization. For those nonprofits that are willing to engage in this type of relationship, our alliance can support transformative growth and impact.
What systemic changes would decrease the impacts on populations you serve if there were another pandemic? How are you or would you make those changes? SVP is seeking San Diego nonprofits that have identified methods and programs for creating systemic change for the benefit of vulnerable populations.
Nonprofits working toward systemic change may:
Aim at root causes, not the symptoms
Focus on social innovation
Examine underlying issues that create problems
Seek to change attitudes, behavior, laws, policies or institutions
Build collective responses to problems
Coordinate stakeholders to attempt change
Advocate for accountability and responsiveness in government institutions, corporations, etc.
Involve those closest to social problems in determining their solution
Eligible organizations have:
Registered as a 501(c)(3) or are fiscally sponsored by one
An operating budget between $400,000 and $7 million
A minimum of two full-time, paid staff members; preferably at least five
Headquarters and primary populations served based in San Diego
Mission or primary programs that address the funding topic
Board and executive leadership that are committed to a hands-on partnership with SVP to build organizational capacity
We encourage you to contact us to discuss whether your organization would qualify.