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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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    Washington Building Leaders of Change (WA-BLOC) envisions South Seattle as a thriving nucleus of Black and Brown excellence. And they're starting with students at Rainier Beach High School.

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    SVP Seattle celebrated 20 years of impact with the power of storytelling and recognition of our strongest supporters. Replay your favorite moments from the night.

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    Southwest Youth & Family Services' (SWYFS) New Futures program was SVP's inaugural investee in 1998. Now, 20 years later and as a current multi-year investee, SWYFS and SVP Partners are helping lay the foundation for a county-wide movement toward better outcomes for children.

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    SVP Partner CC Gardner Gleser and SVP CEO Solynn McCurdy have spent their lives working towards equity for young people. They are also helping pave the way for an emerging transition in philanthropy. This month they get real with Technology Access Foundation on the role of philanthropy and what it's like for nonprofits led by people of color, including authentic discussions of race, philosophy, and experience.

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    Since September, SVP has welcomed 33 new partners, like Jeremy Taylor a financial planner and President of Mainspring Wealth Advisors.

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    Friends of the Children has more than doubled their revenue and number of students served since 2009. In fact, they’re on track to double their reach again. As former Executive Director Kelly Stockman McKee describes it, SVP’s greatest gift to Friends of the Children was establishing a culture of capacity building.

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    Featured Events

    New Partner Essentials: A Look Inside Grantmaking with SVP

    June 22 @ 11:30 am

    Get in the grantmaking trenches! This is a great way for SVP Partners to get a sense of the local nonprofit landscape, learn about SVP’s evaluation criteria, and use the evaluation rubric and group discussion to understand the complexities of grantmaking.

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