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These nonprofit organizations and community programs are fighting to ensure every child has the opportunity to thrive

SVP Community Partners are committed to alleviating the kindergarten readiness crisis in Portland and tackling some of the most pressing issues facing our youngest citizens. SVP Portland is honored to be their Partners for Good.

Black Parent Initiative

Increased organizational capacity will position the Black Parent Initiative to expand and strengthen its early childhood programs and long-term sustainability, as well as achieve broader systems change for Portland’s Black community. Read More »


CAIRO is the sole advocacy organization in Oregon for and by African immigrants. It is a statewide, grassroots not-for-profit that engages, educates and empowers African immigrants and refugees communities with a view to inspire hope so they rise above the circumstances that marginalize them. Read More »

Equity Collaborative

The Equity Collaborative (formerly known as the Culturally Specific Early Learning Advocacy Collaborative) works to increase investment in culturally specific early childhood practices and shift the public narrative to make equity a priority in Oregon's early education system. Read More »

Growing Master Trainers

By co-investing with other Oregon foundations to grow the number of Master Trainers, we will ensure we meet the professional development needs of the linguistically, culturally, and geographically diverse early childhood workforce in Oregon. Read More »

Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Serving over 35 immigrant and refugee populations in Portland, the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is uniquely positioned to develop a culturally and linguistically specific, high-quality preschool serving multiple races, ethnicities, and languages. Read More »

Latino Network

Latino Network is the leading provider of effective services to Multnomah County’s 90,000+ Latino population. Their successful programs for young children and families must be scaled to reach more of the demand in communities and schools. Read More »

Multnomah County: Preschool for All

Community Partner Overview All children in our community deserve the chance to enter kindergarten with the tools [...] Read More »

Portland Children's Museum

Portland Children’s Museum mission is to develop innovative problem-solvers through playful learning experiences that strengthen relationships between children and their world.  Read More »

Threads of Justice Collective

ToJC has developed anti-bias training programs for those interacting with young children, from parents to teachers to center directors, and more. SVP’s investment will position ToJC to respond to workforce development training needs coming from the Preschool for All initiative and the Student Success Act.  Read More »