After a rigorous vetting process, Social Venture Partners Boston has selected four finalists – 826 Boston, Center for Teen Empowerment, Found in Translation, and Trinity Boston Foundation – to compete for three years of funding and skilled volunteer support. The finalists were evaluated for their leadership, sustainability, societal impact and innovation, and stood out from the original pool of more than 20 organizations.
826 Boston is a youth writing and publishing organization that provides one-on-one writing and tutoring support to underserved students through in-school and after-school programming. The Center for Teen Empowerment trains and employs high-risk teens as community organizers to empower them as agents of individual, institutional, and social change. Found in Translation trains low-income bilingual women as professional medical interpreters and connects them to skilled jobs in the healthcare industry. Trinity Boston Foundation provides youth counseling, leadership training, and mentoring programs to at-risk youth to create and support strong, safe, and healthy communities for the youth of Boston.
The four finalists will move forward to the next phase of SVP’s due diligence process, which will include submitting a full proposal, hosting a site visit, and undergoing a leadership assessment.
One organization will be selected in early December for three years of support that includes roughly $100,000 in capacity building funds and access to a pool of highly skilled business professionals that provide hands-on support and counsel in key areas: strategy, business and financial planning, talent development, marketing and communications, board development, and impact measurement. With the infusion of these greatly needed resources – both human and financial – SVP’s nonprofit Grantees grow to serve more low-income children and families and Boston and beyond with programs that truly work.