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SOCIAL VENTURE PARTNERS DENVER

We amplify your impact in Denver and beyond.

SVP Denver is where impact happens. We connect funders, businesses and individuals with local nonprofits and social mission organizations to provide advice, training, and support—and forge positive, dynamic change. We help everyone’s impact expand. 

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WHAT WE DO

We are an impact ecosystem

SVP Denver serves as a vital connector between local changemakers 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 mission organizations

We offer short- and long-term support to nonprofits and social mission organizations, helping them increase their 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

IMPACT: EXPERTISE

“The SVP Denver team simply asked, ‘Where can we fill a gap?’ And then they moved out of the way so the work could be done.”

Makisha Booth
CEO, Sistahbiz

Participant in SVP Denver social impact investment group (SIIG)

Recipient of $20k grant

What we do for funders, businesses & individuals

SVP Denver is a membership organization composed of funders, businesses and individuals who want to drive change, step-by-step. Through our proven ‘concierge’ approach, we leverage your unique expertise and resources to address urgent community needs in real time. We are the official go-between—matching skills to needs across the region. Our experts ensure the work our Partners do is clear, directed and specific—saving time and targeting resources for the highest possible impact.

For businesses, we provide Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement programs, so your team can work hand-in-hand to make a difference in the local community. Your staff will work in-person and remotely with nonprofits and build meaningful community connections that forge lasting change.

IMPACT: CREATIVITY

“With SVP, I enjoy using my skills and experience to help nonprofits overcome challenges, improve and expand. I have benefited personally from giving my time and energy to organizations that do good work!”

Stacey Frank, A&I Financial Services

Stacey Frank
Vice President, A&I Financial Services, LLC

SVP Partner

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 Holiday Happy Hour

SVP Denver Partners and friends of SVP Denver will gather for a happy hour on Wednesday, December 14th, from 4 to 6 pm. SVP Denver Partners: You should have received a calendar invitation for information on this event, send us an email if you missed it.

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SVP Denver 2023 Kickoff Event

Join SVP Denver for a celebratory 2023 kickoff event! This evening reception will be a time to gather, enjoy good food and drinks, and look forward to all of the great work that is to come in the new year. We will update this page with additional details and...

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SVP Denver Partner Educational Event

SVP Denver will facilitate an educational event for Partners in our network and other members of the community. We will update this page with registration information when it is available.  

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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

YouthRoots

MASTERMIND PARTICIPANT

MATCHED WITH SVP DENVER PARTNERS

“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.”

– Lauren Czajka, Executive Director

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

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, CRO

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 support our investees—local nonprofits and social mission organizations creating impact in all spheres: affordable housing, education, inclusive finance, food access, and more. Whatever cause you care about, we can leverage your expertise with a local organization! By becoming an SVP Denver Partner, you will help create profound, lasting, tangible change. 

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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 did a writeup on SVP Denver investee Hands of the Carpenter.

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Capacity Building and Your Theory of Change

SVP Denver Executive Director Colleen Kazemi was interviewed on the Nonprofit Jenni Show.

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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.

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