Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)


Kevin Flaaen and Lindsey Jackson recently attended Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)'s Holiday Toy & Book Drive event benefiting local nonprofit Friends of the Children - Phoenix. We are thankful for the opportunity to support local organizations such as Social Venture Partners Arizona!
We are so grateful for the generosity of Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ). These donations will definitely make our youth feel special this holiday season.
Thank you Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) for working with us at last week’s Think Tank!🙌 Brainstorming with SVPAZ partners and fellow investees always leaves us inspired.
Thank you Social Venture Partners, Phoenix 20-30, and Ann Gregory. Your support amplifies the impact of our work to bring financial and economic education to all children in Arizona. Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) Phoenix 20-30 Club Gregory Real Estate & Management, LLC Michaela Wuycheck
Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) is a long-time supporter of Teen Lifeline. Our most recent relationship as a Refuel Investee is coming to a close, so SVP took a look back on the impact made this year in their latest article (linked below)!

Highlights from this year:
📏more accurate metrics for preventative action
🤝connecting with the community through storytelling
🙌program & awareness growth

Read more:
Zoom videos for broadcast should be fun! PBJ publisher Ray Schey in the house to interview Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) Amy Armstrong for the upcoming Phoenix Business Journal 40 Under 40 Awards. With Keith Woods and our video producer Clay Bixel.

Thank you, Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ), for having RBBB at your most recent Think Tank.
This was an extremely valuable experience for our team and we look forward to growing our partnership.
Tag a teacher you appreciate!👩🏽‍🏫

Teachers are a big source of support for students—we need to make sure that teachers are supported too. This , Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) highlighted resources (like Teen Lifeline!) you can call on to support teachers and students across the state🌵

In addition to providing crisis support for teens on the hotline, Teen Lifeline also helps schools through:

🏫Training that equips school staff & students with the skills to identify and assist at-risk youth.

🤝Suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention services to guide communities safely through crises.

📚Outreach and resources that ensure all students know how to get help when they need it.

Read more👇
We can finally announce this incredible news! Special thanks to my staff, volunteers and Board Members for supporting and preparing T4T to show that we are ready for this amazing opportunity! We are going to reach and support so many more teachers and students in the valley. Thank you Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) for choosing teachers to invest in for the next few years. They deserve the recognition and support now, more than ever. 💕
Thanks Phoenix Business Journal and sponsors Arizona Bank & Trust, Phoenix Raceway and Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) for an awesome 40 Under 40 event! So much fun! 👊😎🇺🇸🏁
Another fun day of shooting with CEO Amy Armstrong with Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) and Phoenix Business Journal’s Market President Ray Schey. 👍🤓
Great news that Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) will be supporting Read Better Be Better and its efforts to inspire a love of literacy and learning in Arizona children.
Our relationship with Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) began as a finalist in the 2011 SVP Fast Pitch competition. Today we are pleased to be selected as one of three investee organizations. Thank you to the partners and investors for your desire to see our enterprise grow and thrive!
We are so excited to work with Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)!
BIG NEWS! We are proud to announce that Frontdoors Media has moved into the Bert A. Getz Center for Collaborative Philanthropy. We cannot wait to host you to our new home when it's safe to do. Thank you to our new neighbors for the warm welcome: Arizona Community Foundation, Rodel Foundation of Arizona, Arizona Foundation for Women, Common Sense Media, Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) and Arizona Grantmakers Forum.

Social Venture Partners Arizona takes a venture capital approach to philanthropy. We provide expertis

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) offers an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy. A network of Partners donate money and lend their time and talent to nonprofit organizations primarily focusing on children and education. Partners who join SVPAZ operate like venture capitalists, providing infrastructure so nonprofits and can build skills and resources.

Operating as usual


Partners! Let’s join together and offer our time and talent to Kyah Rayne Foundation at their think tank.

We’ll meet Wednesday, September 27th, from 9 to 10:30 AM at SVP’s office.

Whether you’re a marketing or communication guru, a policy expert, or a philanthropist, your insight and expertise are greatly valued.
Let’s help continue to make immense impact and save lives.


If your organization is a past SVPAZ Investee, this opportunity is for you! You are eligible to apply today for one year of funding and access to Partner time and talent.
Contact Heather Cracchiolo at hcracchiolo@svpaz for application details. 
Application deadline is September 15th!


Our fall events are off to an amazing start! Refuel Investee joined us for an impactful think tank. Presenters included Executive Director and Founder Jennifer Rauhouse, Co-Director Jenesis Tellez, and Community Educator Genesis Antunez.

Thank you to the partners who joined us. Your insight, advice, and recommendations are invaluable.
We appreciate your time and expertise!

Photos from Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)'s post 08/03/2023

Congratulations to the 40 Under 40 award recipients! Thank you to our board member and 40 Under 40 alumna, Jenna Biancavilla, for doing an amazing job representing SVPAZ on stage at today’s event. We are grateful for the Phoenix Business Journal’s corporate partnership and support. We look forward to welcoming our latest class of 40 Under 40 awardees to SVPAZ! Keep an eye on your email for more info on how to apply!


Celebration Committee up to some fun projects! ❤️

Photos from Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)'s post 04/28/2023

We are thrilled to announce SVP AZ’s 2023 Investee, Camp Catanese!

SVP is excited to work with staff and volunteers as they continue to grow and impact children’s lives.


Another impactful Think Tank this morning with Investee Treasures 4 Teachers. We were joined by T4T's Founder and Executive Director, Barbara Blalock, Membership Manager, Poonam Rathi, and Board Member, Xavier Gonzalez.
Thank you to the Partners in attendance for your insight, ideas, and solutions.


Last night’s Ask and Offer Circle event was one of the most unique and engaged events we have had. At the end, every single participant’s request had sticky notes of offers to connect. Can’t wait to do this again in the future.


Ready for our Spring Partner Event and big Investee announcement 📣


This week our New Partner Grant Committee selected as the recipient of a $2500 grant! This award will go towards purchasing the books that will support the NICU at St. Joseph's Hospital. Thank you to all the Partners who participated and Congratulations to Anjleen Gumer and The Loving Library!


Raise your hand if you're planning to attend the first session of our Partner Panel Series! 🙋‍♀️🙋🏽 This is your opportunity to learn how fellow Partners and philanthropists give back to our Arizona community and make an impact with SVPAZ.

Want a chance to ask them your questions? You can still register via your Partner portal.


Partners, let's help Refuel Investee New Pathways for Youth succeed by sharing our expertise during their FIRST-ever Think Tank! We'll be meeting on March 8th from 9 to 10:30AM to help this nonprofit tackle one of its current challenges.

Whether you're a lawyer, marketing guru, communications specialist, realtor, or retired philanthropist, any of your unique experiences can provide valuable perspective to our nonprofit Investees! We only have limited spots so make sure to save yours today. 😉


Last week we hosted the gentleman of the for an incredibly impactful SVP Think Tank to support . This comes in conjunction with the co-grant that was awarded by SVP Az and Phx 20/30 in the fall. We are proud to collaborate with such liked minded community supporters.


Unwind over cocktails and conversations at SVPAZ's first Happy Hour of 2023! 🥂

This Wednesday, we're inviting our Partners out to the Mountain Shadows Resort to connect over drinks and chat about the exciting events and opportunities to come. We hope you'll join us! 🤗

RSVP via your Partner portal!


Ready to make a direct impact on a local nonprofit? Our Selection Committee chooses SVPAZ's newest multi-year Investee which is at the core of our investment framework.

Join and you'll get to score, interview, and select our newest Investee from a series of nonprofit organizations. This is a once-a-year commitment of approximately 10 hours spread out over the course of several months.

Have questions? Email [email protected] for more information or to join this year's Selection Committee! ✉️💻


We're getting so excited to see all our Partners and Investees at next week's Happy Hour! Have you reserved your spot? 😉🌵

If you haven't let us know you're coming, make sure you RSVP via your Partner portal. We promise we'll save a cocktail for you!🍹


We've teamed up with some of our expert Partners to provide you with a unique opportunity to connect and get familiar with Arizona's philanthropic landscape!

Hear from fellow Partners on how to give back to established non-profits and the Arizona community. We hope you'll join us on March 1st for this interactive Partner Panel. Reserve your seat via the online Partner portal. 🎟💻


Have you met our Refuel Investee Pathways for Youth? 🤗 👋🏻

New Pathways for Youth is a youth-focused organization for young people experiencing poverty and adversity. Their Phoenix-based youth mentoring program connects a personal mentor, a positive influence, with a child to help them realize their full potential!

Our SVPAZ Partners are currently working to provide support with the nonprofit's future marketing endeavors. If you think you can provide valuable perspective to this nonprofit, consider signing up for their first-ever happening Think Tank on March 8th! 🎉

Photos from Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)'s post 02/01/2023

It’s time for another Partnership highlight! ⭐️ This month we’re featuring Partners Jon and Lorain for their efforts to strengthen our philanthropic mission.

Lorain has been directly involved in our work with Investee HYC as a part of their Minor Consent Task Force, while Jon has been an active participant in our grant-making. 💪

Thank you both for all that you do!


Meet fellow Partners, enjoy cocktails with a view, and get excited for the upcoming season of philanthropic events at SVPAZ’s Happy Hour! 🌵🍸

We hope you’ll join us for what will be a joyful evening of connection and conversation at the Mountain Shadows Resort! Register via your Partner portal today. 🔗💻


We’re getting so excited for tomorrow’s Think Tank with Refuel Investee Feeding Matters! 🎉

Partners, we’re really counting on you to show up and help us workshop a current challenge faced by our Investee. This is a great opportunity for you to leverage your knowledge and experience to help this nonprofit fulfill their mission! Sign up via your Partner portal. 💻

This picture is from our last Think Tank with Feeding Matters and since this is the last event of their Refuel year, it only felt right to share it again! 🤗


Final call!🚨📢‼️ For any nonprofits interested in becoming SVPAZ’s next Investee and receiving up to five years of operational support and funding, you have until 4PM TODAY to submit your LOI 👨‍💻💻

This is a 15 minute application and letter of interest that will allow your organization to be considered in our 2023 Investee selection. We’d love to hear from you! 👋🏼


For all our nonprofit followers - we are only three days away from closing our 2023 Investee applications.❗️ Being chosen as SVPAZ's 2023 Investee is an opportunity to amplify the impact of your nonprofit with up to five years of general operating support and access to our Partner network's time and talent.

Apply now via the link below! 🔗


Here's your lineup of SVPAZ events happening in the coming months! 🥳🗓

Did you know you can already RSVP for all events to save your spot? Visit your Partner portal to see the full list of upcoming dates and register for all your favorites. 💻👏🏼

Don't forget the first Think Tank of 2023 is happening NEXT WEEK TUESDAY! We're counting on you - our expert Partners - to help Investee Feeding Matters with a current challenge they're facing.


ATTENTION NONPROFITS!!! ‼️ The deadline to submit your short LOI application to become our next full time Investee is approaching rapidly! Apply now to be considered for up to FIVE YEARS of operating support and resources!

We hope to hear from you soon. Access the application via the ACF grant portal below! 💻


Partners! Are you ready to leverage your expertise to help our nonprofit Investees conquer their current challenges? Our Think Tanks are unique gatherings at which Investees and Partners collaborate to find solutions to organizational issues.

On January 24th, we will be hosting Refuel Investee, Feeding Matters, for the final Think Tank of their refuel year and we can't wait to see how our Partners will come together to help them workshop a current challenge. See you there!

Reserve your spot via the Partner portal!

Photos from Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)'s post 01/11/2023

Let’s talk about SVPAZ’s Investees, starting with Homeless Youth Connection ! We are proud to support this organization in its mission to eliminate barriers to graduation for youth experiencing homelessness! 🏠❤️

SVPAZ is now welcoming applications for our 2023 full-time Investee! This means your organization can soon be a full-time Investee like HYC. 😱😱 This is an opportunity for local nonprofits to receive access to operational funding, capacity-building tools, networking events, and consulting services!

Apply by January 23rd via the link below!


Don't forget - we're kicking off another year of education events with public speaker and best-selling author Denise Logan! 📣‼️

This is a Partner exclusive event to allow you - the individual philanthropist - to leverage your impact & connect with fellow Partners. We hope to see you there!

Let us know you’ll make it by rsvp-ing via your Partner portal. 👩🏼‍💻💻

Photos from Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)'s post 01/06/2023

It’s already been a month since our last Partner event and we have to admit, we miss seeing you! Lucky for us, the wait is almost over as our next Partner Education Event is coming up next week. 🎉

Haven’t registered? We have a few spots left for this exclusive, Partners-only event and we hope you’ll join us!😉

Register via your Partner portal! 💻👩🏽‍💻


The time is NOW! 📣 As of January 1st, we're welcoming applications for our 2023 full-time Investee!

Wondering what a full-time Investee is? SVPAZ Investees are valley nonprofits with a focus of making Arizona’s youth thrive. As an Investee, your nonprofit can gain access to up to five years of general operating support AND access to our Partner network's time and talent.

Apply via the link below... We're excited to hear from you! 😉


Attention nonprofits! 2023 Investee applications are now OPEN! 🚨🚨🚨

SVPAZ's full-time Investees receive annual investments of unrestricted grant funds, plus access to the time and talent of our Partner network. This is your opportunity to receive up to five years of general operating support and position yourself for long-term success.

Organizations interested in becoming SVPAZ' newest full-time Investee should complete the initial round of applications by January 21st. ❗️🗓


We've had a remarkable year! 🎉👏

In 2022, SVPAZ reached the incredible milestones of over $5 million in direct grant-making and over $16 million in total community investments. We've expanded our Partner network to over 100 valley philanthropists, hosted numerous networking and connection events, and have served a number of non-profits in our efforts to provide expertise and funding to emerging and growing local organizations. 💪

We cannot express enough how especially grateful we are for you - our Partners and Investees - who make our mission a reality each and every day. We can’t wait to see the impact we will make together in the new year! 🥳


Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year from all of us at SVP Arizona! ❄️🎁

We've enjoyed a spectacular year with our Partners and Investees and are deeply grateful for each and every one of you. Thank you for all that you do and may your holiday season be filled with joy.


With the new year rapidly approaching, we invite you to join us at our first Partner Education Event of 2023! 🎤🗓

Professional speaker and best-selling author, Denise Logan, will be leading you and your fellow Partners through an in-depth and engaging conversation on establishing deeper connectivity within your network.

This is a one-of-a-kind experience with limited seats, so make sure you save yours via your Partner portal today! 💻❗️

Photos from Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)'s post 12/19/2022

We are so grateful for the generous donations of Lindsey Jackson & Kevin Flaaen with our dedicated Corporate Partner, !

As you may have already seen, our Partners really went all out in bringing joy this holiday season with their generous donations to the Friends of the Children nonprofit. 🎁🎉

Photos from Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)'s post 12/14/2022

With the last month of the year rapidly flying by, we are looking back on the past year with a grateful heart!

We felt it was only right to share some more of these wonderful snaps we’ve been hanging on to! 😉📸


We are so excited to share that Social Venture Partners Arizona has been featured in Arizona Community Foundation’s Annual Report! 🎉🎉

You can now read the featured story on the growth of our organization and Partnership at the link in our bio! 💻👏

Photos from Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ)'s post 12/09/2022

Our Partners brought the holiday cheer to valley nonprofit, Friends of the Children Phoenix, last week! 🎁👏

With the help of our Drive Chairs Dakota Speaker & Chelsie Bruggeman, SVPAZ collected toys, books, gift cards, and more to bring to children affected by poverty.

Thank you to our wonderful Partners for your efforts making Arizona children thrive! 🤍


A round of applause for our Partnership for coming through with gift donations galore this holiday season! 👏🏼🥳

We were able to donate these gifts to Friends of the Children - Phoenix for them to share with their youth.


Let's kick off the holiday season with an SVPAZ toast! ❄️🥂

We hope you'll join us at our annual Holiday party on December 1st! You can expect tasty appetizers, cocktails, and conversations with fellow Partners before we all take a well-deserved hiatus for the holiday season. This will be our final event of the year, so we'd love to send you off with a little holiday cheer!

Let us know you're coming by registering via your online Partner portal! 🗓

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