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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 »


The KairosPDX program model presents the opportunity to close the racial achievement gap and serve as a beacon for policy makers and educators across the State of Oregon and beyond. 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 »

Metropolitan Family Service

Metropolitan Family Service's (MFS) Ready, Set, Go! program for young children and families has already demonstrated impressive outcomes and is positioned to serve as a key pre-k resource for more local school districts. 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 »

Regional Kindergarten Readiness Network

Community Partner Overview In the summer of 2017, fifty cross-sector partners gathered to learn from Dr. Neal [...] Read More »

Teaching Preschool Partners

Teaching Preschool Partners strengthens quality preschool education for children facing barriers to success. Read More »