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This is our moment to make the biggest difference yet and finish what we’ve started!

Our Partnership has invested $1 million in cash, volunteered $2.2 million worth of expertise, and brought along $7.8 million in additional revenue to 18 Ready for Kindergarten nonprofits. Many are serving ten times as many kids as they were before our investment. What’s more, we have become partners in busting through the structural barriers facing their kids and families.

That brings us to this moment. We saw a barrier and we’re storming to break it down. Quality preschool is a clear game-changer for kids living in poverty, yet 85% of these kids in Portland don’t have access. By using our strengths in developing strategy, creating momentum from inertia, and bringing people from the private, public and nonprofit sectors into partnership, we developed a swing-for-the-fences effort to provide preschool for these 85% of kids left out of preschool.

In whatever way you are able to stretch, please join us in blasting through that barrier once and for all. Our 16,000 deserving children need you!        Get Involved       Donate Today

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    The end of 2018 is nearly upon us! After a year of leveraging research and community input in order to refine our early childhood investment priorities, it’s quite appropriate to recognize Stephanie Feeney as December’s Partner of the Month! Read More »

    The Native American Youth and Family Center (NAYA) is at the heart of Portland’s Native American community, comprised of more than 40,000 Native American/Alaska Native people. As SVP and NAYA wrap up our five-year partnership, both organizations can look back and reflect on the mutual growth experienced as a result. Read More »

    Unfortunately, while more than 7,000 children in Multnomah County qualify for public preschool programs, only four out of 10 get the chance to attend, due to limited space and funding. For a community, that bodes a dismal future. For the children, it’s a tragedy of lost potential and repeats the cycle of poverty. Read More »

    Social Venture Partners is proud to announce our most recent investment in the Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization (CAIRO)! CAIRO’s focuses on breaking down the barriers to success for Portland’s African immigrant children and families, including preschool programming that prepares their children for success on their first day of kindergarten and beyond. This investment will primarily tap into SVP Partner expertise to clarify and build CAIRO’s organizational strategy and leadership. Read More »

    Featured Events

    SVP Holiday Party

    December 12 @ 6:00 pm

    It's that time of year again, and we are so excited to join together and celebrate the holidays with our SVP friends and family! Our gracious hosts, Mark Holloway and David Kahl, cordially invite you to their home to share good tidings and celebrate our successes alongside the many Partners who make SVP so incredibly special. Read More »

    SVP Orientation

    December 13 @ 11:30 am

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    Kairos: Revolution of Love

    February 20, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

    Join our Community Partner, KairosPDX, on February 20, 2019. This year, Kairos is going beyond Spread the Love to start a Revolution of Love. Read More »