Southwest Youth and Family Services (SWYFS) works to support communities in which culturally and economically diverse families, youth and children thrive and prosper. In partnership with families, schools and communities, they promote healthy family functioning, early childhood learning, student academic success and youth development.
SVP has supported SWYFS since 2014, first with a collective action grant of $25,000 and then as a multi-year investee starting in 2015. They also received a $6,500 grant from Social Venture Kids in 2015.
Total Giving: $153,000
Meet Their Community
Hear from the people Southwest Youth and Family Services works with in this video.
Strengthening Southwest Youth and Family Services
In partnership with SVP, SWYFS tackles projects like:
- Data Collection and Program Evaluation: Analyzing current data collection methods, researching how to best leverage existing or commercial systems, and using this information to streamline data collection and quality reporting (SVP Volunteers Renee Russak, Brad Struss and Terry Rhinehart)
More Stories about Southwest Youth and Family Services
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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In the last year, SVP’s Collective Action Teams gave $170,000 in grants towards equitable transit, livable communities, and education in King County – bringing our total investment in collective action to $350,000 since 2012. Though this work, SVP is helping nonprofits engage more effectively in collective efforts, while simultaneously working with other funders to walk the talk – aligning and coordinating our investments for greater impact.
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