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Child Care Shared Services Moves Ahead

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

Child Care Shared Services Alliance Vision: A relationship-driven alliance of providers working together to support sustainable business practices, increase program profits, and protect/support provider well-being. Our ultimate goal is to save providers time so they can focus on meaningful relationships with teachers, children and families and earn a financially secure living doing the work they love. Read More »

2020 Reflections & 2021 Preparations

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

We are pleased to report that as a result of persistent efforts, resourcefulness, nimbleness, and an all-hands-on-deck attitude, we can look back on these last six months with enormous pride in what we accomplished. Our resilience and tenacity in the face of multiple challenges has left us optimistic about the future as well. Twenty-one new Partners have joined this year, and more than 80% are already engaged! Read More »

Partner Highlight: Leah Fox

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Leah Fox

"Part of the joy of being in a new city is the chance to build one's community. During this time of isolation, where so many things feel upside down, I found myself really craving ways to make a meaningful local impact and build my network. SVP Portland turns out to be the perfect solution." Read More »

Two New Grants to Bolster Capacity Building

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

The Portfolio Management Team just announced two new approved investments, and interestingly, these new MOUs are with one of our newest Community Partners and with our longest ongoing relationship. These two partnerships are great examples of how SVP works with community organizations throughout their life cycles. Read More »

The SVP International Reimagine Fund

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The SVP International Reimagine Fund

The SVP International Reimagine Fund will be a statement of solidarity with Black, Indiginous, People Of Color (BIPOC) led organizations and a financial recognition of the most innovative and strategic of these in SVP affiliate cities, both in the U.S. and Canada. It is our first effort to leverage our local strengths for a broader purpose. Read More »

Our Newest Community Partner: Child Care Shared Services

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

In May 2020, a group of SVP Partners came together with a diverse group of child care advocates to create the Oregon Child Care Provider Relief Guide for Oregon’s child care providers struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. After the relief guide launched, the coalition continued meeting and asked: What more can we do? How can we help small providers survive and thrive, not just through the pandemic, but for the long-term? The answer was shared services. Read More »

2020 Board Retreat Update

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

As many of you know, the SVP Portland board of directors gathers each summer, typically in August, for an all-day retreat, where we evaluate goal progress, consider shifts in landscape, and determine strategic priorities moving forward. In the gazillionth example of how 2020 is very different, this year’s retreat was a three-part series of Zoom calls. Each call was two and a half hours, and each focused on a single significant topic that will inform the board’s strategic thinking and planning going forward. Read More »