Calendar of Events

We amplify your impact in Denver and beyond.

We connect funders, businesses and individuals with local nonprofits and social mission organizations to forge positive, dynamic change. 

WHAT WE DO

We are an impact ecosystem

SVP Denver is a nonprofit who serves as a vital connector between local change-makers across the Denver metro area and beyond. We help you do more—no matter which social, economic or environmental inequity you’re seeking to address.

What we do for nonprofits & social impact organizations

We offer expert guidance and support to boost your impact through targeted consulting and skills-based projects. Many of our resources are offered completely free of charge.

HOW WE DO IT

>  EXPERT-LED TRAININGS

MASTERMIND ADVISORY SESSIONS

STRATEGIC CONSULTING

>  IMPACT INVESTING

“We gained a clearer vision of our programs and how they fit together to support inclusive employment and workforce development for neurodivergent individuals. This program was a great way to get our new team up to speed.”

Catharina Hughey
Executive Director, DIRT Coffee

Participant in Theory of Change program, Expert-Led Training

 

What we do for funders, businesses & individuals

Through our proven ‘concierge’ approach, we leverage your unique expertise and resources to address urgent community needs in real time.

The EY Global CSR program is called Ripples and it perfectly describes the impact of this immersive project with SVP Denver. Even though we participated in training and meetings with our social mission orgs every couple of weeks, the ripples of impact are expanding day by day. These meetings became everyone’s favorite part of the week.

Mike Heintzman
Manager, Business Consulting, EY

Participated as a coach in expert-led training program

HOW WE DO IT

>  WELL-SCOPED PROJECTS

TAILORED CONNECTIONS

FLEXIBLE OPPORTUNITIES

EVENTS & NETWORKING

>  SKILLS-BASED VOLUNTEERING

SVP DENVER’S IMPACT

Over 20 years of impact in Colorado

15,000+

hours of skills-based volunteering by SVP Partners

250+

nonprofit and for-profit impact organizations supported

$25M+

invested in Metro Denver and Colorado communities

SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING

Upcoming events for Partners & organizations

SVP Denver Partner Day of Service – We Don’t Waste

SVP Denver is hosting our first ever Partner Day of Service with We Don’t Waste, a nonprofit that works to reduce hunger and food waste in the Denver area. During this volunteer shift we will be working at the Lalo Delgado Mobile Food Market, helping fill families’ cars with bags of food, directing traffic, and helping everything run smoothly. 

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SVP DENVER SUCCESS STORIES

SVP Denver Partners create lasting impact!

Adelante Community Development

EXPERT-LED TRAINING PARTICIPANT

MATCHED WITH SVP DENVER PARTNER, CASSIE DOBOS

“I presented the Theory of Change that [SVP Denver Partners] helped us create, and we got awarded $50K for operation purposes. We also got a $150,000 loan at 1% interest from the Latino Community Foundation for the digital part of our business program!”

– Maria Gonzales, Founder & CEO

Denver Indian Family Resource Center

STRATEGIC CONSULTING RECIPIENT

MATCHED WITH SVP DENVER PARTNERS STACEY FRANK & DAWN MARSHALL

“The SVP Denver Partners were so thoughtful, flexible and knowledgeable. They provided significant time, advice and expertise that we would not have been able to access due to our size and the capacity of leadership.”

– Tara McLain Manthey, Executive Director

YouthRoots

MASTERMIND PARTICIPANT

MATCHED WITH SVP DENVER PARTNERS SARAH LEHMANN AND CHAD GENTRY

“We had been dreaming of getting a couple of smart communications people to help us with a specific challenge…and the SVP Mastermind was the magic solution to this dream! The session also opened amazing doors for continued targeted support and led to a $10k contribution.”

– Lauren Czajka, Executive Director

Bondadosa

SOCIAL IMPACT INVESTMENT GROUP PARTICIPANT ($150K LOAN)

“SVP Denver helped Bondadosa when we were in a tight bind. Not only did they help us outline our cash flow needs so we could leverage with future funders, SVP Investors came through with a fast, low-interest, short term loan to help us fill a critical gap in state payments.”

– Maggie Brown, CEO

African Leadership Group

PITCH COHORT SESSION PARTICIPANT

MATCHED WITH SVP PARTNERS JUSTIN FOLKESTAD & MATT JONES

“This class has given our ALG Pitch Design Team the tools needed and a good foundation for crafting and presenting a winning pitch to investors, customers and partners. The opportunities are everywhere, and we always need to be prepared to pitch. Each and every one of you have been instrumental with preparing our group to create and deliver a (tailored) pitch with passion.”

– Lori Collier, Program Manager

DIVERSE CAUSES & LOCAL IMPACT

Meet our current & former investees

We provide skills and financing to our investees—local nonprofits and social mission organizations creating impact in all spheres: affordable housing, education, inclusive finance, food access, and more.

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MEDIA MENTIONS

SVP Denver in the news

Cars are critical for single moms. A Colorado nonprofit helps keep both moving.

The Colorado Sun wrote an article on how our SVP Partner’s recent impact loan helped a nonprofit scale their services to single moms.

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Capacity Building and Your Theory of Change (ToC)

SVP Denver ED Colleen Kazemi discusses why the ‘Capacity Building’ work our Partners do is so vital to our impact ecosystem. Paul Collier then discusses what a ToC is and how to leverage.

LISTEN TO THE EPISODE

SVP Denver: Committed to Community-led Change

Giving Compass highlights our role in the distribution of more than $25 million in direct cash during the COVID-19 pandemic.

READ THE ARTICLE