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SVP Portland: The Beginning

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

SVP Portland was founded similarly to many of our Community Partners—as a concept focused on making our community a better place for children and families. For nearly 20 years, we have practiced venture philanthropy: leveraging the money, skills, and influence of SVP Partners in local nonprofits and collaborations. Read on to hear directly from one of our founders about the beginning of SVP Portland.  Read More »

Albina Head Start: A Two-Generational Approach

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

This is the type of program that probably wouldn’t have happened without the work of a committed SVP Portland volunteer team able to bring organizations together to create a win-win-win program. Now more Albina Head Start families will be financially secure, which should mean that young children have a more stable family life.   Read More »

Partners of the Month: Julie Gray and Vân Truong

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

November is here and we are recognizing two of our stellar Partners this month: Julie Gray and Vân Truong. Julie and Vân teamed up this summer to plan and implement our Partner learning opportunities for 2020. Their vision for 2020 is to engage the SVP Partnership in informative, relevant, and fun learning opportunities. Read More »

Workforce Development: A Critical Piece of the Puzzle

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

With funding on the horizon from both the Student Success Act at the State level the Preschool for All initiative with Multnomah County, now is the time to build the Threads of Justice Collective’s capacity to meet the growing workforce development needs. ToJC’s programs are vital to building a robust, skilled early learning workforce. Read More »

A Partner’s Reflection on the Power of SVP

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

A Partner since 2014, Oscar Mayer is passionate about SVP Portland’s venture philanthropy model and our current focus on expanding access to early learning experiences. In this feature, Oscar discusses the role SVP’s Portfolio Management Team plays in overseeing our partnerships with Community Partners to ensure they are well-positioned to grow their early childhood programs. Read More »

SVP Portland Board Update

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland
SVP Portland Board Update

The SVP Portland Board of Directors held our annual planning retreat in August to identify intermediate success metrics indicating we are making strong progress toward our goal, as well as priority roles for the next year that position us to maximize our impact. Read on to hear from Board Chair, Kerry McClenahan. Read More »

SVP Portland honored at Noche Bella

Posted by Social Venture Partners Portland

On September 20th, over 600 people came out to support Latino Network at their annual Noche Bella event. One of the stories featured was the Juntos Aprendemos program, which prepares children and their families for success in kindergarten.SVP Portland's Lead Partner, Holly Levow, has played a crucial role in creating a successful partnership with Latino Network and was honored at the event. Read More »