Social Venture Partners Denver Capacity Building Application Opens September 6

Social Venture Partners Denver

Social Venture Partners Denver (SVP Denver), a program of The Denver Foundation, will open its fall application cycle on Friday, September 6, 2019. Since 2002, SVP Denver has provided high-end  pro-bono consulting services to more than 200 local nonprofits. These volunteer services are valued at several million dollars, impacting tens of thousands of people in Metro Denver.

Previous investees have received professional counsel in strategic planning, board governance, fund development, financial management, operations, branding, and marketing. Engagements are typically one year long. Recent Metro Denver nonprofits who we’ve partnered with SVP Denver include Second Chance Center, Laboratory to Combat Human Trafficking, and Colorado Photographic Arts Center.

“We partner with nonprofits that are ready to take their vital work to the next level of impact and have the necessary foundation to deliver sustained results,” says Rob Kellogg, Executive Director of SVP Denver. “SVP partners members volunteer their time, talent, and resources by organizing into teams to help nonprofits become more effective, enabling them to achieve better financial security and scale for their services, thereby producing a greater impact in the community.” 

Prospective nonprofit investees must meet some basic requirements to be considered. Applicants must have three years of operational history, a current 501(c)(3) status or fiscal sponsorship, two or more full-time employees, five or more members on their board of directors, and annual revenues of $200,000 or more. 

Nonprofit investee selection is based on several factors including the needs of the nonprofit, timing, and the availability of SVP Denver resources to support the needs of the nonprofit investee. The timeline is as follows: 

Informational Webinar for Applicants: Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019; 10 – 11 a.m. (will be archived/available online afterwards) 

Application Opens: Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 

Application Closes: Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at 5 p.m. 

Nonprofit Investees Announced: no later than Dec. 31, 2019 

For more information, access to the webinar and the application, visit or if you have questions, e-mail us at


About SVP Denver 

SVP is a network of impact which serves as a bridge between the for profit and nonprofit sectors, with a dual mission to empower people and companies to become engaged philanthropists by donating time, talent , and resources at a strategic level to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations in Metro Denver. For more information, visit

About The Denver Foundation 

The Denver Foundation is a community foundation that inspires people and mobilizes resources to improve life in Metro Denver. In 2018, the Foundation and its donors awarded more than $60 million in grants. The Denver Foundation has three roles: stewarding an endowment to meet current and future needs for Metro Denver, working with community leaders to address the core challenges that face the community, and managing more than 1,000 charitable funds on behalf of individuals, families and businesses. For more information, visit 


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