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​​These organizations are fighting to tackle some of our community’s most pressing issues. SVP is honored to be their supporter.

Information and data about each engagement is available through the links below.

Home Repair Resource Center

Home Repair Resource Center empowers homeowners to maintain their homes for sustainable and diverse communities. Home Repair Resource Center’s mission is accomplished through a creative mix of self-help programs that include financial assistance, education and skills training to enable homeowners — particularly homeowners of low or moderate income — to accomplish repairs on a contracted or do-self basis. Read More »

Jordan Community Resource Center

Jordan Community Resource Center provides transformative and supportive services to women in crisis. Through collaborations with community, and faith-based organizations, they offer a full range of cultural and social support programs in order to strengthen families and communities. Read More »

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SVP is honored to have worked with these local nonprofits since 2001.

Adoption Network Cleveland

Adoption Network Cleveland (ANC) supports anyone touched by adoption – adoptees, birthparents, adoptive parents, foster youth and alumni, foster parents, and professionals. ANC recognizes adoption as a lifelong journey. ANC connects and empowers individuals, organizations and communities impacted by adoption and foster care, provides healing for those in need. Read More »

Cleveland Kids' Book Bank

Cleveland Kids' Book Bank developed a unique partnership with online bookseller Discover Books to bring hundreds of thousands of free children’s books to Cleveland – books that would have been sent to recycling. Cleveland Kids' Book Bank has distributed 597,170+ amazing children's books through more than 350 partner organizations – and of course, Little Free Libraries. Read More »


E CITY (Entrepreneurship: Connecting, Inspiring & Teaching Youth) teaches entrepreneurship to low-income young people by improving their academic, business, technology and life skills so that they can become economically productive members of society and break the cycle of poverty. In January 2011, E CITY merged with Youth Opportunities Unlimited. Read More »

EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute

EDWINS transforms lives by providing a six-month education in culinary arts and hospitality at no cost to citizens returning to society from prison. Through its “Industrial French” restaurant in Shaker Square, Ohio, students are immersed in all aspects of a restaurant’s operations. EDWINS helps shape the understanding of food one day, one person, one city at a time. Read More »

EmPower U | A Project of the VNA

The VNA provides compassionate, innovative and effective community-based home healthcare that promotes the health, independence and dignity of those we serve throughout Northeast and Central Ohio. Read More »

Famicos Foundation

Famicos Foundation is a community development corporation that improves the physical and social landscape of neighborhoods through real estate development, community organizing, programs, and services. Famicos provides programs in youth development, education, literacy, and technology and ongoing emergency services that help people stay in their homes. Read More »

Family Connections

Family Connections provides quality early childhood education serving children of all abilities and backgrounds to encourage and support families raising young children. Read More »

HFLA of Northeast Ohio

HFLA of Northeast Ohio is the only interest-free lender supporting all Northeast Ohioans who have a genuine need and an ability to repay. They help people overcome financial hurdles, pursue education, and contribute to the economic development of our community. With over a 97+% repayment rate, the funds that the community invests in HFLA are recycled again and again, solving problems for generations with a single investment. Read More »


Linking Employment, Abilities and Potential (LEAP) is an agent of positive change, working to advance participation and equality in society for people with disabilities in Northeast Ohio. Founded more than 30 years ago by people with disabilities, LEAP serves over 1,700 individuals annually, and works to promote social change to enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities. The majority of staff and board members are people with disabilities themselves. Read More »

Magnolia Clubhouse

Magnolia Clubhouse, a center of psychiatric rehabilitation for people who experience mental illness, is operated by a unique partnership between members and staff. At the heart of the Clubhouse model is the Clubhouse community and the belief that meaningful work and relationships are rehabilitative. Read More »

MedWish International

MedWish repurposes medical supplies and equipment discarded by the healthcare industry to provide humanitarian aid in developing countries to save lives and to reduce waste to save our environment. Read More »

Merrick House

Merrick House is a community center in the settlement house tradition that serves the Brooklyn Centre, Clark Fulton, Stockyards, and Tremont neighborhoods by providing programs and engaging in community building and advocacy to empower individuals, families, and neighborhoods. Merrick House has served Tremont and the surrounding communities for more than 90 years. In the settlement house tradition, they have a rich history of providing programs and services to the community in areas such as child care, youth services, and adult education. Read More »

Near West Theatre

Near West Theatre provides youth of Cleveland’s Near West Side with an alternative to drugs, violence and vandalism by involving them in the theater arts. Children, youth and adults participate in Near West Theatre’s productions, acquiring performance and technical training. Read More »

New Agrarian Center

New Agrarian Center helps to build healthy, sustainable & equitable communities and local food systems through two key programs: City Fresh and the George Jones Farm. NAC’s vision is to build a vibrant network that links the local foods movement with social justice, economic development, and environmental stewardship. Read More »

Open Doors Academy

Open Doors Academy protects, inspires, nurtures, and challenges adolescents to reach their full potential by providing meaningful out-of-school enrichment programs in a safe and structured environment. Read More »

Progressive Arts Alliance

Progressive Arts Alliance inspires students to reach their full potential by providing unique and relevant learning experiences using contemporary arts and 21st century media. Read More »

Seeds of Literacy

Seeds of Literacy provides personal education that empowers adults to succeed in their communities. Seeds of Literacy is an adult literacy program providing basic education and GED® preparation free of charge to people in the Cleveland, Ohio area. A unique curriculum and one-on-one tutoring offer maximum learning by building relationships of trust between the student and the tutor. They bring people of diverse race and ethnic backgrounds together to help break a root cause of poverty - illiteracy. Read More »

The Intergenerational School

The Intergenerational School enables children to learn in a timeframe and manner that suits their individual capabilities. Age is not the single, most important factor in organizing the educational environment and experiences. Students learn and thrive in flexible multi-age classes based on developmental needs. They learn in their own way and at their own pace for an individually tailored experience. Read More »

University Settlement

University Settlement is a neighborhood center that provides social services to residents of the Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood in southeast Cleveland. Headquartered at 4800 Broadway Avenue, the agency operates three facilities and hosts 10 major programs that serve children, families, and seniors. The mission of University Settlement is to offer the individuals and families we serve the resources by which they can learn, grow, and thrive. Read More »

Youth Opportunities Unlimited

Y.O.U. empowers youth to succeed in school, in the workplace, and in life. Academic success and career success are the most direct and cost-effective route for teens to escape the cycle of poverty. All Y.O.U. programs focus on empowering teens to succeed. Read More »