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‘Feeding Charlotte’ during COVID-19

Posted by heatherkarriker

By: Kim Aprill, Second Place Prize Winner, SEED20 2020 When the COVID-19 outbreak hit North Carolina and residents were instructed to shelter in place, life changed drastically for institutions and businesses, both large and small. Feeding Charlotte, an organization dedicated to relieving hunger while reducing food waste, started with a simple model: “Rescue” fresh, leftover […] Read More »

SEED20 Presents: From SEED to Harvest

Posted by heatherkarriker

The 150+ nonprofit Social Entrepreneurs EmpowereD who comprise the SEED20 Alumni Network continue to make an impact across a multitude of issues in the Charlotte area.  We want to help our alumni strengthen their social capital and storytelling capabilities, providing a capacity for them that is sorely needed in our current online world, and which […] Read More »

Catching up with Investee, The ROC

Posted by kristinbeck

Congrats to The ROC Graduates! Congratulations to the twelve graduating seniors from The ROC’s first pilot Cohort completing their programs in Electrical, HVAC, or Carpentry tracts.  Eight of these graduates will go back to work for the companies they interned with last year and complete their Associates Degree starting Fall 2020 tuition free via Central […] Read More »

15 Years of Impact

Posted by katiegauntner

May 2020 marks the 15th anniversary of SVP Charlotte!  One of our long time Partners, Catherine Fischer, shared the organization’s journey at our Q2 Partner meeting on May 14, 2020. In 2005, a group of 24 Founding Partners launched SVP in Charlotte with a three year grant from Foundations for the Carolinas.  The organization was […] Read More »

And the winners are…….

Posted by katiegauntner

The 9th Annual SEED20 was a huge success! Our transition to SEED20 OnLine due to the COVID-19 crisis featured many firsts. With the shift to an online platform, the audience had the opportunity to select all three winners from the comfort of their own homes and computers. The viewing and voting window was expanded to […] Read More »

Selection Night 2020-SVP Partner Harrison Marshall shares

Posted by katiegauntner

Harrison Marshall, long time SVP Partner and SEED20 Steering Committee member, shared his inspiring thoughts during the SEED20 Selection night earlier in March.  Please take a minute to read his thoughtful words below: You do so much for our community. Some of you focus on the needs of children and youth: You know that leadership […] Read More »

Urgent Updates for SEED20 OnStage

Posted by katiegauntner

Our Social Venture Partners Board of Directors and our SEED20 Steering Committee recognize the need to do our part in prioritizing public health and containment of the Coronavirus.  In weighing the best options against the impact to the nonprofit participants and community, we decided to proactively curtail our March 31st SEED20 OnStage event to eliminate […] Read More »