Social Venture Partners Arizona Awards Local Nonprofits, Social Enterprises $100,000+ in Grants

Social Venture Partners Arizona  April 20, 2016


(L-R) Sentari Minor (Director of Membership, SVPAZ), Steven Stivers (grant recipient), Naketa Ross (grant recipient), Krysten Aldridge (grant recipient), Diane Walker (President, SVPAZ Board of Directors), Terri Wogan-Calderón (Executive Director, SVPAZ)


(L-R) Terri Wogan-Calderón (Executive Director, SVPAZ), Lloyd Hopkins (grant recipient, Diane Walker (President, SVPAZ Board of Directors)

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) announced today it distributed annual grant awards totaling more than $100,000 – funds deployed to increase the impact and capacity building of Valley organizations in arts and culture, social services, education, nonprofit and social enterprise.

Awards ranged from $500 to $30,000 in unrestricted dollars. This year’s grant recipients include:

  • ACT One
  • Anthony Bates Foundation
  • Arizona School for the Arts
  • Civitan Foundation
  • Code Clubs of Arizona
  • Detour Company Theatre
  • Fresh Express by Discovery Triangle
  • Greenlight Solutions
  • Harvest Compassion Center
  • Homeless ID Project
  • Hunkapi Programs
  • Literacy for All
  • Local First Arizona
  • Maryvale Preparatory Academy
  • Million Dollar Teacher Project
  • Natural Restorations
  • ONe TRUe LOVe
  • PAL Experiences
  • Phoenix Community Toolbank
  • Peer Solutions
  • Read Better Be Better
  • Resilient Me
  • Rising Youth Theatre
  • SEEDs for Autism
  • Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center
  • Young Artist Society


“True to our unique model of engaged venture philanthropy, SVPAZ has committed to strategic grant making and leveraging the time, talent and expertise of our Partners,” said Terri Wogan-Calderón, executive director of SVPAZ. “Through various initiative sand committees, our Partners have chosen to support organizations that are truly making an impact in Arizona, and we are excited to engage them in creating lasting change.”

Since its inception in 1999, SVPAZ has awarded more than $4.3 million to local organizations and dedicated thousands of hours of skilled strategic support to nonprofits throughout Maricopa County.

About Social Venture Partners Arizona

Social Venture Partners Arizona (SVPAZ) is an entrepreneurial approach to philanthropy. It offers partners an innovative way to give of their time and talents, as well as donate funds to non-profit organizations focusing on children and education. The “partners” who join SVPAZ operate like venture capitalists, providing infrastructure building skills and resources to promising non-profit organizations.


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