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    Larry Achtemichuk, with a career background in Information Technology, has been an SVP Partner for five years. He's had three Lead Partner gigs and is currently co-Lead Partner of NICCSS (Network of Inner City Community Services Society). Read More »

    Some of our long-time Partners will recognize our newest Scaling Grant recipient, Take a Hike Foundation (TAH), from when they were an SVP Investee from 2004 to 2007. They've come on board with SVP again with Nicole Geyer as Lead Partner to help take them to the next level. Read More »

    Linda Louis, a once long time ago teacher, has been an SVP Partner for 15 years and is currently the Lead Partner for Writers’ Exchange. Read More »

    Nicole’s been an SVP Partner for nine years and is currently a co-Lead Partner for Red Fox Healthy Living Society. Read More »

    SVP Vancouver publishes a weekly Snapshot that captures interesting news and updates, events, and volunteer opportunities. Read More »

    Featured Events

    Summer Social Series 3: Collective Impact – an SVP Portland case study on Kindergarten Readiness

    September 8 @ 5:30 pm

    An evening of meaningful dialogue with special guests, Mark Holloway, SVP Portland ED and Larry Fox, SVP Portland Partner since 2009, and Janet Austin, CEO of the YWCA. Read More »