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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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  • What We're Talking About

    More than one million young people attend K-12 schools across Washington state, and these institutions have the opportunity to be centers for change in our communities. That’s why Washington Green Schools aims to help every child attend a green and healthy school that teaches, models, and practices environmental sustainability.

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    Whether protecting children from harmful budget cuts or fighting for racial equity at the state and federal level, Children’s Alliance is an unwavering advocate for public policy that benefits all children. That’s why this year’s Kindergarten Ready Grant Committee selected them as our next SVP Investee.

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    SVP’s Education Collective Action Team (EduCAT) invests in local, collective action initiatives addressing the disparities in our education system. Buoyed by last year’s success and the rich opportunities for growth, the EduCAT is re-investing in past investees to support continued efforts in family engagement and advocacy.

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

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    With Washington’s proximity to the Canadian border, abundance of ports and vast rural areas, trafficking is a critical topic for our region. That’s why Social Venture Kids members Rumi, Zoe, Eli, Kendall, Jackson, Liddy and Emma decided last fall to support organizations providing vital services to this marginalized population.

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    SVP is thrilled to announce our new chief executive officer, Solynn McCurdy. Solynn is an accomplished local leader who has dedicated his career to building thriving communities. His tenure initiates an exciting next phase for SVP.

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    Over the five year relationship with former SVP Investee Zeno, Bill helped bring in and manage SVP Partner volunteers for 40 different projects. His experience as a lead partner launched a turning point in his philanthropy.

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    Featured Events

    Board Cohort Series

    July 25 @ 12:00 pm

    Board performance is critical to a nonprofit’s ability to achieve impact, yet many struggle to feel effective in their board roles. If you’re seeking a confidential setting to share real time challenges you’re facing as a board member, learn from the experiences of peers and experts, and build a network of peers you can look to for advice, this is the series for you!

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    BoardSource Leadership Forum: Igniting Leadership for Power, Purpose, and Impact

    October 19 @ 8:00 am

    Hear from sector leaders like Eric Jolly (pictured above) and discuss the newest thinking in nonprofit governance at this year's BoardSource Leadership Forum.

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    SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown

    October 24 @ 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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