At the start of a relationship with SVP, we work with our nonprofit Investees to self determine the type of support that will help them grow their impact. We connect individuals from our network — our Partners — who are able to provide the type of support they need, whether that be a specific skill set, thought partnership, or a connection through their professional network.
The more Partners we have in our community, the more resources we can help shore up for those who are tackling poverty head-on in Philadelphia. This engaged model serves as an opportunity to build relationships with frontline nonprofit leaders so that they can grow advocates and gain access to resources necessary to sustain lasting change, and so that we can become better funders and partners to advance our shared goals.
Ending intergenerational poverty in Philadelphia is possible, because the ideas and expertise already exist within the most impacted communities. By sharing our resources, knowledge and power with local leaders, we can amplify their voices and vision, and design a new way forward as partners for our city. The changes we seek won’t happen overnight. We’re here for the long term, resourcing changemakers and continuing our own learning along the way.