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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 reach a day when all kids receive an excellent education and all people live and work in a healthy environment.

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    SVP is thrilled to announce our new Executive Director, Lisa Nitze! Lisa is an accomplished social sector leader who has dedicated nearly 30 years to building thriving communities that improve the lives of all people.

    Her tenure begins at an exciting time for SVP as we strive to ensure an excellent education and a healthy environment for all. Such goals require big changes to complex systems and many players working together – something Lisa is uniquely suited to do.

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    Do you know a nonprofit that helps kids graduate, ready to succeed in college or a career? Are they poised to take their work to the next level? Maybe we can help!

    SVP is awarding a $40k grant with the intention of developing a multi-year partnership to strengthen a local nonprofit. Letters of inquiry are due November 19!

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    "... I was looking for a more strategic way to become engaged with nonprofits, but I didn't really know enough about the community to make an intelligent decision ... Dallas Social Venture Partners gave me the opportunity to plug in at the highest level, survey the needs of the community, and find out for myself what was I passionate about and how I want to engage in that process ... It has been audaciously transformative."

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    In the last 12 months, SVP has invested more than $1 million in organizations that make our world a better place. Click the link below to check out the outstanding nonprofits, projects, and social enterprises we have the honor of supporting!

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    The alarm goes off. I pull the covers over my head. Mom is yelling, “Jason, why aren’t you out of bed yet?” I have to get dressed and my jeans are in the laundry. I know I should have checked last night and now I’m mad at myself. I’m running late. Now Mom is yelling about breakfast and the bus. Sheesh!

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    Parents are our first teachers, our homes the first classrooms, and our early experiences the foundation for our success in school and beyond. That is why SVP is honored to invest in Southwest Youth and Family Services. They serve the whole family through a wide range of programs, reaching those who are most vulnerable due to economic hardship, language barriers, or isolation in a new country.

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    Featured Events

    Meet SVP: An Intro for Prospective Grantees

    October 9, 2015 10:00 am

    Are you interested in applying for a grant from SVP? Please join us to learn more about the SVP model, our giving priorities, capacity building resources we provide, and what makes a successful SVP relationship!

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    SVP Conference 2015

    October 22, 2015 8:00 am

    This year, SVP’s global network will be converging right here in Seattle! Hear from inspiring speakers like New York Times columnist, Nicholas Kristof and fellow Pulitzer-prize winner, Sheryl WuDunn, attend engaging workshops, and chat with SVP Partners from around the world!

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    SVP Fast Pitch Finals

    October 27, 2015 5:00 pm

    Please join us in supporting the hard work of our 14 Fast Pitch finalists who will pitch their great ideas for good live at McCaw Hall! Finalists will pitch a panel of eminent judges and impact investors to win a portion of up to $375,000 of grants and investments. Pitches are fascinating, well-delivered, and quick – you’ll wonder where the time went!

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    Prospective Partners Luncheon

    November 4, 2015 12:00 pm

    Are you passionate about making a difference in your community? Join us to explore how SVP can connect you with others on that same journey!

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