Competing for more than $75,000 in cash grants!
SAN DIEGO – June 25, 2014 –Out of 67 applications, the San Diego Green Building Council has been selected by San Diego Social Venture Partners, a local non-profit giving organization, to be a part of their Advance San Diego event that is modeled after the popular “fast pitch” venture capital funding competitions . The San Diego Green Building Council will be participating in their program from July through September, where the non-profit will be competing for more than $75,000 in cash.
In May, San Diego Social Venture Partners issued a call to all San Diego non-profit organizations to apply for Advance San Diego. Over 67 local non-profits applied and the list was narrowed down to 30. The San Diego Green Building Council will have 180 seconds to convince an audience of influential funders, philanthropists, businesses and community leaders on October 8th. A panel of independent judges will determine cash awards and the audience will vote for their own winner. This event is the culmination of the Advance San Diego program and showcases how these semi-finalists communicate their innovative ways to improve and transform the lives of San Diegans. San Diego Social Venture Partners offers three competition segments in the fast-pitch competition, including, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), Military and their Families, and Youth and the Arts.
Advance San Diego 2014 is sponsored by Cox Communications, Moxie Foundation, Rancho Santa Fe Foundation’s Patriots Initiative, The Parker Foundation, San Diego Business Journal, KPBS, The Jewish Community Foundation, The San Diego Foundation, Young Non-Profits Professional Network, SD Grantmakers, Mellano & Company, Blanchard, Krasner & French, AMN Healthcare, Syran Family, Mission Edge, Ashford University, Harrah's Rincon Resort and First Things First Consulting Group.
About The San Diego Green Building Council
The San Diego Green Building Council is a 501(C)3 environmental non-profit dedicated to providing education, outreach, and advocacy surrounding green building in the San Diego community. We are the San Diego Chapter of the US Green Building Council and are organized around our mission to; Inspire, educate, and collaborate within our community to transform our built environment toward true sustainability. To join the San Diego Green Building Council visit www.usgbc-sd.org.
About San Diego Social Venture Partners
Founded in 2001, San Diego Social Venture Partners is a 501(c)3 organization of individuals and companies who invest their time and money in nonprofit organizations to advance positive social change in the community. The organization is part of SVP International, a network comprised of more than 2,000 individuals who have donated more than $41 million and more than three times that in capacity building and support. To join San Diego Social Venture Partners visit www.SDSVP.org.