Systemic Change for Populations Disproportionately
Impacted by the Pandemic
For the 2021 funding cycle, SVP is seeking San Diego nonprofits that have identified methods and programs for creating systemic change for the benefit of vulnerable populations. Specifically, we are focused on populations that have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID19 pandemic. Among other areas, examples include children who have suffered from learning loss, families that live in overly crowded housing, and people with insufficient access to health care.
Nonprofits working toward systemic change may:
Aim at root causes, not the symptoms
Focus on social innovation
Examine underlying issues that create problems
Seek to change attitudes, behavior, laws, policies or institutions
Build collective responses to problems
Coordinate stakeholders to attempt change
Advocate for accountability and responsiveness in government institutions, corporations, etc.
Involve those closest to social problems in determining their solution
What systemic changes would decrease the impacts on populations you serve if there were another pandemic? How are you or would you make those changes? We look forward to exploring these multilayered questions with you in this application - and we hope with you directly - during the selection process.
Please consider applying if a significant portion of your programming and resources are allocated to addressing systemic change for populations impacted by the pandemic.
SDSVP Mission and Purpose
San Diego Social Venture Partners (SVP) is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization that provides funding and pro bono consulting to strengthen nonprofits within San Diego County. Since our founding in 2001, we have contributed $2.8 million in grants, $11.0 million in co-funding and in-kind services, and more than $11.3 million worth of pro bono consulting, all of which translates into more impact by nonprofits for the people they serve.