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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 are pleased to announce the 21 organizations selected to participate in this year’s SVP Fast Pitch! It was an extremely competitive group of 70 applicants, all working to make social good a priority for our region.

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    Nancy Jensen and Jamee Herbert's introduction, and later partnership, was an unanticipated bonus to participating in SVP Fast Pitch. Find out how the two CEO's are bridging their skills to support women in the workplace.

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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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    Entering its eighth year, SVP Fast Pitch will pilot a number of program changes designed to create more opportunity for valuable interaction between innovators and mentors, while continuing to provide a forum for intentional connection, collaboration and growth among the Fast Pitch community.

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    Featured Events

    SVP Philanthropy Development Series – Personal Giving Values

    September 6 @ 6:00 pm

    Join us for an engaging session around developing your personal giving values!

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    SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown – Save the Date!

    November 10 @ 5:00 pm

    If you are looking for a jolt of inspiration and optimism for the future you won't want to miss this exhilarating event where great ideas for good are in the spotlight!

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