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Monday, October 03, 2016

Innovative Organizations Sought for Venture Funding

Westport’s Social Venture Partners Connecticut (SVP Connecticut) wants to close the opportunity gap in Connecticut.

The venture philanthropy organization once again is seeking innovative organizations operating in Connecticut interested in receiving multi-year grants of up to $25,000 per year and pro bono strategic consulting.

The group announced that it is accepting letters of interest for investment with a submission deadline of Monday, Oct. 17. All submissions must be made online at the SVP Connecticut website, http://www.socialventurepartners.org/connecticut

A public information session to learn more about SVP Connecticut and its innovative model of engaged philanthropy will be held on Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the McManus Room of the Westport Library.

Organizations that share SVP Connecticut’s mission of closing the opportunity gap are invited to apply, an announcement said.  Cross sector initiatives to provide employment or educational opportunities to disadvantaged families are also supported.

SVP Connecticut follows a venture philanthropy model in which its members, referred to as partners, pool their time and resources to provide financial operating support and “hands on” technical assistance, executive coaching, and professional consultation to investees.

SVP Connecticut is a field of interest fund of Fairfield County’s Community Foundation.

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