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Latino Network Leadership Transition

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland
Carmen Rubio & Tony DeFalco

After more than a decade as Executive Director, Carmen Rubio departed Latino Network to become Portland’s first Latinx city commissioner. After an extensive national and statewide search process, the Latino Network Board of Directors announced as successor Tony DeFalco. Read More »

2020 Annual Partner Survey Results

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

2020 was a year like no other. Despite all the chaos, challenges, and changes, the SVP Portland Partnership has thrived. We both collaborated for tremendous community impact, while simultaneously building internal strength. As is our custom, we asked Partners for their feedback through our Annual Partner Survey. Thirty-eight Partners shared their “why SVP?”, thoughts about their engagement, offered opinions about our communications, and highlighted their most meaningful and proud SVP moments. Read More »

Sarah Cohen-Doherty’s Legacy

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland
Jerry, Sarah & Ruth

January 26 would mark Sarah’s 39th birthday, so we would like to take a moment to honor Sarah, the bright light that she shared with SVP Portland, and tell you how you can help us sustain her legacy. As we all know, Sarah was a shining smile of determination and hope; one always had her undivided attention and support. And she was both connector and maven. Read More »

Welcome New Community Partner: Hacienda CDC

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland
Hacienda CDC Portland Niños Graduation

On November 19th, our Portfolio Management Team approved a partnership proposal that was collaboratively developed by an SVP Investment Team and Hacienda Community Development Corporation (Hacienda CDC), making the organization our 12th Community Partner this year. Read More »

A Journey Starts Below One’s Feet

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland
Bala Cadambi

On the path of equity and anti-racism, I am happy to report that SVP Portland is deeply engaged in advancing self-work.  Building on commitment at the Board and staff levels, our Partnership formed an Equity Team (E-Team) and under facilitation by the Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) embarked on four afternoons of intact training.  The extended team gained an understanding of racism’s cultural and institutional frameworks, critically reflected on assumptions of white privilege, and enthusiastically dove into media coverage of the socio-political landscape.  We have committed our feet to move on the journey. Read More »

Partner Highlight: Chris Hart

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland
Chris Hart

"Based on my Encore Fellow experience, I learned that my corporate skillset can be beneficial to working with nonprofits. I was drawn to the SVP model that enables working with a variety of Community Partners. I also like the concept of venture philanthropy, connecting monetary investments with the even more valuable investment of professional experience." Read More »

SVP Portland’s Executive Director Update: December 2020

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

As we close out the year, I’m incredibly proud of how SVP Partners, Board, and staff alike have demonstrated their dedication to our mission and Preschool for All (P4A) goal. The tenacity, resourcefulness, nimbleness, and collaboration in face of adversity has been remarkable. So far in 2020, we have grown our resources -- human and financial -- by successfully recruiting 19 new Partners. (The vast majority are already engaged on SVP teams and with Community Partners!) Read More »