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Grants and In-Kind Support to Arizona Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for Organizational Development and Capacity Building

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Arizona: Greater Tucson area

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Social Venture Partners (SVP) Tucson Investment

Social Venture Partners (SVP) Tucson


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #149258

Grant Description

Grants and in-kind support to Arizona nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for organizational development and capacity building. The program is intended for organizations that create measurable change by placing a focus on both parents and children. Eligible applicants are those located in the Greater Tucson area.

SVP is building a robust and vibrant community of nonprofits that will create measurable 2Generation (2Gen) change. 2Gen is an innovative approach that focuses on both parents and their children, so that together they may unleash their full potential. 

In 2021, SVP launched a 2Gen Nonprofit Collaboration bridging the gap between the early childhood learning community and nonprofits focused on post-secondary education and adult job attainment. Together with our nonprofit partners, we are creating a 2Gen referral system to provide a continuum of services for families with young children, providing the intervention and learning opportunities children need, along with the resources caregivers and parents need to stabilize their lives. The current members of the 2Gen Nonprofit Collaboration are: Make Way for Books, JobPath, and Interfaith Community Services. 

Over the next 3-5 years, SVP will expand the Collaboration to include 8-12 nonprofit organizations.

Informed by the current members of the 2Gen Nonprofit Collaboration, SVP Tucson will focus its 2022 investments in the following areas:

  • Economic supports and asset building that provide a scaffold for families as they work to develop skills that lead to better jobs and long-term financial stability
  • Post-Secondary readiness and job attainment programs for parents
  • K-12 wrap around services and social/emotional support for school-aged children
  • Parenting skills, social capital and networks that build on the strength and resilience of families

SVP’s capacity building work may include:

  • Strategic planning
  • Leadership development and coaching
  • Board development and governance
  • Change management
  • Program design and evaluation
  • Financial management
  • Marketing and communications
  • Fund development
  • Policy Development
  • Legal affairs

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be considered for an SVP Investment, an organization must:
- Be classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity,
- Have headquarters and key leadership staff located in the Greater Tucson Area,
- Provide a majority of its services in the Greater Tucson Area
- Offer programming that increases Educational Attainment for individuals living in poverty.

Restrictions:
-SVP will not consider grant requests from individuals, public school districts or their schools, religious organizations for sectarian purposes, pure sports teams, or any organization that discriminates on the basis of race, sexual orientation, gender, age, marital status, national origin, or physical ability; and
-SVP will not make grants to support auctions or fundraising events, debt reduction, endowment funds or capital campaigns.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Ciara Garcia and John-Peter Wilhite will be available on January 10th and January 24th to answer your questions and provide additional information. Before you schedule your meeting, we ask that you take the time to review the guidelines, benefits and eligibility requirements above and make sure that your organization meets all of the requirements.

If your organization meets the requirements, click here to schedule a 30-minute Zoom meeting with Ciara Garcia and John-Peter Wilhite: https://calendly.com/svp-alisa/svp-tucson-investment-information-meeting?month=2022-01&date=2022-01-17

Zoom details will be provided upon confirmation.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Applications Open: Monday, January 3, 2022
- Ask Questions: Ciara Garcia and John-Peter Wilhite will be available on January 10th and January 24th to answer your questions and provide additional information.
- Applications Close: Friday, February 11, 2022 @ 5:00pm
- All applicants will be notified of their status by Friday, April 29th, 2022 by 9am.

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

Up to 2

Estimated Size of Grant:

Every member organization will receive unrestricted grant money, an organizational assessment and SVP’s proven capacity building support, and monthly facilitated meetings to guide the Collaboration towards execution of common goals.

Contact Information:

Email your completed application and additional required materials to: Communications@svptucson.org

Direct questions to the email address listed above.

SVP Tucson
c/o Community Foundation for Southern Arizona
5049 E. Broadway Blvd., Suite 233
Tucson, AZ 85711
P: 520-622-8476
F: 520-770-1500
info@svptucson.org

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