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SVP Connecticut Surpasses $1MM in Financial Investment in the Nonprofit Sector

Posted by Camille

Earlier this summer the SVP Board of Directors approved the recommendations of the Investment and Portfolio Review committees to award $287,500 in financial support to 12 nonprofits.  Since the organization was founded in 2013, the value of SVP’s financial investment in the nonprofit sector is $1,064,880.  

With an estimated 20,000 volunteer hours (conservatively valued at $125/hr)  provided to 37 nonprofits and initiatives over the past 6 years, SVP has invested more than $3.5MM in financial and human capital.

SVP Connecticut’s 2019-20 Cradle to Career Investment Portfolio

Education/Early Childhood

Achieve Hartford * – A work-based learning program supporting youth in Hartford high schools with strong community and corporate partnerships focused on strengthening college and career readiness and persistence.  $25,000

All Our Kin – Builds high-quality early child education throughout CT and ensures community members develop sustainable childcare businesses. Renewed for 3rd year, $25,000

Carver Foundation of Norwalk – Supports the development of lifetime achievers with high impact after school, summer and enrichment programs for middle school and high school youth in Norwalk, and through deep, innovative partnerships such as with the public school system. Renewed for 3rd year, $25,000

Child First, Inc. * – Using a two-generation model, helps struggling families build strong, nurturing relationships that heal and protect young children from the devastating impact of trauma and chronic stress and build a foundation for future success. $25,000

Clifford Beers * – Provides integrated, holistic care (physical, behavioral, social) for families throughout the state to improve the well-being of all family members.  $25,000

CSCU Guided Pathways Initiative (Community State Colleges & Universities) – Support the redesign of community college and student support to improve outcomes for 55,000 students. Renewed for 2nd year. 

Horizons Bridgeport * – A new nonprofit created to scale the Horizons K-12 summer and after school programs from 350 to 1,000 Bridgeport students through the collaborative efforts of current sites  (Greens Farms Academy, Sacred Heart University) and new sites (Notre Dame High School, others tbd) in a regional model. $37,500  

The Southport CoLAB – Provides training for professionals, educators, and families to effect positive outcomes for children with learning and attention issues and better serve students in under-served communities. Renewed for 2nd year, $25,000

Workforce & Economic Development

Building One Community – Advances the successful integration of immigrants and their families, aiming to educate, employ, and empower program participants.  Seeks to engage the community at large in efforts through partnerships such as with the schools, police, and healthcare sector. Renewed for 3rd year, $25,000

Career Resources, Inc. – Runs statewide programs, job centers, and provides support services to populations facing barriers to employment.  1st year of financial support, time-only engagement 2018-19, $25,000

CT Workforce and Economic Development Initiative – Support CERC (CT Economic Resource Center) and other statewide efforts to align educational systems with workforce needs and develop economic strategy for the State. Time-only engagement currently.

Domus Kids, Inc. – Empowers young people facing adversity and formerly incarcerated individuals through academic support, social-emotional skill building, and vocational training to become resilient, positive contributors to their community. Renewed for 2nd year, $25,000

Emerge CT * – A social enterprise with a dual commitment to help formerly incarcerated persons make a successful return to their families as responsible members, and to their communities as law-abiding, contributing citizens by providing skills training, paid work opportunities, and wrap around support services that better position participants to attain stable employment and economic stability. $25,000 

*  New community partner as of June 2019