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SVP selects Jordan Community Resource Center as its next Investee and Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank for time-only engagement

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Social Venture Partners (SVP), the philanthropic venture fund that supports nonprofit organizations in Northeast Ohio, has awarded its fifteenth multi-year grant to its newest Investee – Jordan Community Resource Center. Having selected Jordan Community Resource Center (JCRC) from a pool of 24 local nonprofit applicants, SVP will offer an initial $15,000 unrestricted grant that is further leveraged by SVP’s commitment to provide volunteer consulting expertise, an essential component of its approach to strengthening regional nonprofits.

Tenisha Gant-Watson, founder and executive director of Jordan Community Resource Center, said “It is Jordan Community Resource Center’s vision to be a global organization positively impacting the human condition.” Tenisha went on to say JCRC is grateful that “our newfound relationship with SVP will give us the ability to soar!”

Leading the engagement with Jordan Community Resource Center is SVP Partner Gargi Patel. Gargi expressed, “As an SVP Partner I’m grateful for the opportunity to work hand in hand with an organization that is making such a deep positive impact on lives. I look forward to helping to deploy the collective experience of SVP to bring operational solutions that can help Jordan Community Resource Center serve even more women in need.”

After selecting Jordan Community Resource Center as their next Investee for a potential three-year engagement, SVP Partners also expressed their desire to work with this year’s runner-up — Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank (CKBB). Hilary Sparks-Roberts, SVP’s executive director, is “thrilled that SVP’s Partners will be providing a tailored, project-specific engagement providing essential strategic guidance and pro bono consulting for the next six to nine months in support of Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank.”