Empower Charleston, the finale of the 2022 Investment Cycle, facilitated transformational investments in six small yet powerful nonprofits.

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Social Venture Partners Charleston (SVP) raised a total of $144,350 in co-investments at its Empower Charleston nonprofit showcase, held on October 27. Empower Charleston celebrated the finalists of SVP’s 2022 grant investment cycle. The leaders of each nonprofit made a five-minute pitch to an audience of 200 people at The Cedar Room in Charleston. The presentations focused on mental health, economic mobility, and elementary education challenges faced by youth and families in the Lowcountry.

“With these quarter-million dollars in grants, SVP is making a transformational investment in six outstanding nonprofits,” said Ian Devine, Board Chair of Social Venture Partners Charleston. “The nonprofit leaders were given a microphone and five minutes to tell their stories. Their innovative approaches to some of Charleston’s most pressing problems won over the audience.”

Prior to the showcase, Social Venture Partners had announced two-year strategic partnerships with Charleston Hope, Increasing H.O.P.E, and We Are Family. Those three organizations will share additional grants totaling $120,000 plus ongoing consulting from SVP Partners.

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