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July 10, 2014 — Social Venture Partners Boston, a Charlestown-based philanthropic organization that provides funding to help Greater Boston nonprofits, particularly those that help children and youth thrive, increase their capacity to to improve their social impact, recently awarded grants to three nonprofits.

The organizations received grants ranging from $10,000 to $30,000 a year over the course of one to three years. The also are slated to get more than 300 hours per year of free consulting services from partners of Social Venture Partners Boston (SVP), including community and business leaders who give their resources, time, and talent. 

“SVP Boston’s grantees are at a critical inflection point, and with SVP counsel and resources and the work of grantees’ leadership teams, SVP’s portfolio of nonprofits make significant strides in important capacity building areas over the duration of each grant cycle,” the organization said.

“Whether it’s developing an expansion strategy and risk assessment, completing a strategic planning process and implementation plan, or creating a leadership development program for staff, SVP Boston helps these innovative nonprofits invest in themselves in order to improve the lives of the kids they serve.”

Receiving the grants were the following:

Adoption & Foster Care Mentoring, a Boston nonprofit that seeks to empower youth in foster care to flourish through committed mentoring relationships and the development of essential life skills. AFC provides a targeted, specialized mentoring service for young people who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and neglect.

Boston Debate League,a Boston nonprofit was founded in 2005 to extend the benefits of debate to students who needed them most by working in partnership with the Boston Public Schools to support academic debate teams in local high schools and train teachers to use debate as a regular part of their classroom practice

Bottom Line, based in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, founded in 1997, works to improve the community by helping low-income and first-generation-to-college youth get into college, graduate from college, and then advance throughout their lives. 

SVP typically makes grant that enables recipients to invest in staff, processes, or systems that contribute to their long-term sustainability. In addition, SVP seeks to helps its partners become life-long philanthropists by providing education on grantmaking, nonprofit management, and issues affecting the nonprofit sector.