Become an Investee

SVP Sacramento is looking for nonprofits that want to commit to a different kind of funding relationship.

These groups are willing to hang out some dirty laundry, and don’t shy away from the messiness of collaboration. Most of all, they’re ready to take their work to the next level.

At SVP Sacramento, we look for root-cause solutions in education reform where we can get involved, make a measureable difference, draw others to the cause, and accomplish bold objectives. That’s why the nonprofits we support are more than “grantees,” they’re our Investees.

What We Bring to the Table

An initial year of in-kind support with the potential for additional years of in-kind and financial support.

Tools to assess your organizational capacity—the keys to strengthening all those behind the scenes systems: human resources, financial management, communications, board governance, etc.

Skilled volunteers who will support you to build your organization’s capacity in the areas that are holding you back.

A commitment to working in partnership. We get that there’s a power dynamic in funding relationships. We will do our best to mitigate that. We will invite your honest feedback, own up to our mistakes, and strive to find a path that works for everyone involved.

What We Ask of our Investees

A willingness to take a hard look at what’s holding your organization back, and to share those weaknesses openly. Once the cards are on the table, we can get to work – together.

Flexibility and openness to working with volunteers who have busy schedules and varied professional backgrounds.

A commitment to calling us out when something’s not working for you. That may be uncomfortable, but our best results come from honest, trusting relationships.

An annual work plan and progress report that outlines the capacity building areas you are focused on, how they relate to your mission, and what you have achieved at the end of each year.

Stay In the Loop

If you would like to be informed of our next investment cycle or ask additional questions about support from SVP Sacramento, contact us.