By: Jackie Kajos
Social Venture Partners Greater Tucson is delighted to announce the Launch of our 2011 Grant Round!
SVPGT will be making multi-year grants in the area of literacy. SVPGT defines literacy as not only the ability to read, to write and to speak, but also the application of related skills which enable individuals of ages to participate fully in the workplace, the marketplace, and in day-to-day community life. If your organization addresses these needs within our community, you are encouraged to attend the launch and learn more!
We make grants through an investment process, beginning with a Community Wide Launch.
Join us for the Launch:
Wednesday, May 11th, at 4 pm
Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
2250 E. Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85719
Please RSVP and direct questions to Executive Director Julia Waterfall-Kanter at email@example.com
PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for the Investment process, a representative from your organization must attend the Launch!
Our process is different from other organizations that make grants because we use a philanthropic venture-capitalist model, and encourage our partners to engage in strategic and active giving. Organizations are chosen for investment, which means they receive not only a grant, but time and expertise from our skilled and talented partners. We specialize in capacity-building, which includes but is not limited to development of core skills management practices, planning, strategies and systems, and sustainability.
Investees are chosen by a group of our partners who assess whether our organizations are a good fit, by evaluating applications, reviewing proposals, assessing needs and attending site visits.
Following the Launch, organizations are invited to submit Letters of Inquiry (LOI) by June 2nd. You can find the Grant Round Timeline, Guidelines and Forms here. The investee announcement will be made on November 18, 2011. Come to our Grant Round Launch next week and learn more, we’d love to have you!