A New Approach to Giving
Social Venture Partners Greater Tucson represents a new approach for those who wish to give something back to their community. Using key elements from the venture capital field, our Partners invest their pooled funds in selected nonprofits and at the same time actively nurture these financial contributions by offering their time and professional expertise. Building a dynamic connection between entrepreneurial energy and grassroots innovation, SVP links individuals with nonprofit organizations to make a hands-on difference.
Our objective is to help develop the organizational capacity and sustainability of each nonprofit we support, so that they can serve our community more effectively and efficiently, now and in the future.
Partners come from different professional backgrounds and all ages. Some bring highly specialized skills; others bring a good brain and a willing heart. Some are wealthy while others invest most of their philanthropic dollars through SVP. Though diverse in many ways, the group is united in its commitment to the community and its residents.
In addition to making an annual tax-deductible contribution of $5,000 per household, Partners can work directly with nonprofits to maximize the social return on their dollars. Some Partners choose to provide financial support only; others volunteer many hours each week. The rest contribute a few hours each month in ways that range from discreet hands-on projects to management support and consulting in the areas of finance, strategic planning, human resources, donor development, board training, marketing, evaluation, and more.