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Kinnect develops partnerships that transform beliefs, values, and actions to acheive permanency for all children in the shortest time possible. They believe that childhood is a fundamental human right and that every day for a child in foster care is a day in crisis. They envision a world where families, agencies, resources – and children – work together so that every child is loved and nurtured in a permanent chosen family.

Executive Director: Shannon Deinhart
(Former: Mike Kenney)
SVP Lead Partners: Katie Keane & Megan Patton
Engagement Began: June 2019

Total SVP Impact as of 12/31/2020

  Unrestricted Grants      $ 45,000  
  Volunteer Hours      319  

Capacity Building Areas:

  • Board Development
  • Communications & Marketing
  • Fund Development
  • Human Resources
  • Mission, Vision, & Strategy
  • Strategic Planning Support

Six SVP Investees Share What’s Exciting in 2021

Six current and emeritus SVP Investees are brimming with enthusiasm for 2021—including new programs, new partnerships, and even new headquarters! This year holds a lot in store for Family Connections, Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank, Kinnect, Progressive Arts Alliance, University Settlement, and Youth Opportunities Unlimited. But we won’t steal their thunder. Read what they have to say! Read More »

Stable Growth: Kinnect’s Expansion Increases Stability to Ohio’s Children in Foster Care and Their Kin

SVP Investee, Kinnect, is embracing change. Kinnect began their mission as a regional approach to identifying individuals whom a foster child considers their “kin” and involving these kin to create stability and permanency for that child. Recently, that mission expanded statewide. And SVP Partners have jumped in wholeheartedly to support our newest Investee’s growth. Read More »

From Crisis to Kin: SVP Investee Kinnect Helps Children in Foster Care Find Permanency and Stability

Who are your kin? For a child in foster care, this straightforward question is anything but simple. SVP’s newly-selected Investee, Kinnect, recognizes the importance of kin to children who are temporarily separated from their families. Kinnect honors the fact that “each of us relies on a network of chosen family—blood relatives, close friends, and other loved ones—who support us physically, emotionally, and financially.” Read More »