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Going Beyond Philanthropy

SVP is a philanthropic organization, but we do more than give away money.

We connect people who want to give back and the nonprofits that make change possible – cultivating effective philanthropists and strong organizations that deliver greater impact, together.

Side by side, we will build a Puget Sound region where everyone thrives regardless of income or race.

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    We're all still beaming about Saturday's SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown event. Congratulations to the winners of the evening, and to all of the presenters pushing a brighter future for our region!

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    Does your nonprofit focus on improving outcomes for children and their caregivers? Do you want to take your work to the next level? Maybe we can help!

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    We are pleased to announce this year’s 2018 SVP Fast Pitch Finalists! These 11 organizations will take the stage on Saturday, November 10 at our culminating event, The Final Showdown.

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    SVP’s Education Collective Action Team (EduCAT) invests in local, collective action initiatives addressing the disparities in our education system. These initiatives approach equitable change as a cradle-to-career continuum that is inclusive of the voices of historically marginalized communities.

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    This year, SVP’s Environment Collective Action Team (EnviroCAT) invested in advancing environmental solutions that benefit all people. They focused specifically on initiatives and organizations that engage and represent the needs of low-income people and communities of color – recognizing that they are often disproportionately affected by environmental degradation.

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    More than 70 percent of Washington State’s low-income households experience at least one civil legal problem each year on matters affecting the most fundamental needs of their daily lives. That’s why this year’s SVP Youth Philanthropists chose to fund legal aid as a critical system that provides support for people who cannot otherwise afford it.

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    Featured Events

    Prospective Partner Happy Hour

    November 19 @ 4:30 pm

    What change do you want to see in your community? Join us to explore how SVP can help you realize greater impact with your giving. Read More »

    Decolonizing Wealth: A Conversation on Equity in Philanthropy with Edgar Villanueva

    December 6 @ 6:30 pm

    Join us for a fireside chat with Edgar Villanueva and Social Venture Partners' CEO Solynn McCurdy where we'll unpack the themes of Edgar's new book, "Decolonizing Wealth" Read More »

    Equity Matters 2.0 – Skills Lab: Board Member

    December 7 @ 8:00 am

    Build upon your learning in the initial Equity Matters Series by digging deeper. In this session, you will have the chance to unpack how to apply racial equity skills to the role of a board member in a nonprofit.

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