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SVP has the honor of working side-by-side with stellar nonprofits that are tackling some of our communities most pressing problems. Here are some of their stories.

$65K Invested in Collective Action for Environmental Justice

Posted by Zamzam Abdulgani

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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$65K Invested in Collective Action for Equitable Education

Posted by Zamzam Abdulgani

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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SVP Teens Give $5,000 to Support Immigrant Legal Aid

Posted by Cecilia Garza

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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Welcome New Investee Washington Building Leaders of Change

Posted by Cecilia Garza

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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Investing in the Strength to Do More

Posted by Cecilia Garza

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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Lasting Impact at Southwest Youth & Family Services

Posted by Cecilia Garza

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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2018 K-12 Education Grant Finalists

Posted by Cecilia Garza

From building powerful leaders of change to bringing more young women of color into STEM, this year’s K-12 Education Grant Finalists are working hard to ensure all students — regardless of income or race —graduate from high school ready to succeed in college or a career.

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