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SVP is a philanthropic organization, but we do more than give away money.

We connect people who want to give back and the nonprofits that make change possible – cultivating effective philanthropists and strong organizations that deliver greater impact, together.

Side by side, we will build a Puget Sound region where everyone thrives regardless of income or race.

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    Celebrate 20 years of redefining philanthropy.

    Do you know someone who is passionate about social change and is great with people? Tell them about SVP’s Director of Partner Engagement position!

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    Celebrate 20 years of redefining philanthropy.

    We're all still beaming about the SVP Fast Pitch Final Showdown held on November 10th. The 8th annual Final Showdown was overflowing with energy and inspiration as the 11 SVP Fast Pitch finalists took the stage at Kane Hall at the University of Washington, followed by a innovator showcase for community members to engage with all 21 organizations that participated in Fast Pitch this year. A big thanks to everyone who was involved to make the night such a success!

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    Celebrate 20 years of redefining philanthropy.

    Does your nonprofit focus on improving outcomes for children and their caregivers? Do you want to take your work to the next level? Maybe we can help!

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    Celebrate 20 years of redefining philanthropy.

    SVP’s Education Collective Action Team (EduCAT) invests in local, collective action initiatives addressing the disparities in our education system. These initiatives approach equitable change as a cradle-to-career continuum that is inclusive of the voices of historically marginalized communities.

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    Celebrate 20 years of redefining philanthropy.

    This year, SVP’s Environment Collective Action Team (EnviroCAT) invested in advancing environmental solutions that benefit all people. They focused specifically on initiatives and organizations that engage and represent the needs of low-income people and communities of color – recognizing that they are often disproportionately affected by environmental degradation.

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    Celebrate 20 years of redefining philanthropy.

    More than 70 percent of Washington State’s low-income households experience at least one civil legal problem each year on matters affecting the most fundamental needs of their daily lives. That’s why this year’s SVP Youth Philanthropists chose to fund legal aid as a critical system that provides support for people who cannot otherwise afford it.

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    Featured Events

    Celebrate 20 years of redefining philanthropy.

    New Partner Welcome Event

    December 6 @ 5:00 pm

    Are you a new SVP Partner? Join us at Zocalo to hear about SVP’s model’s in depth and learn about the various ways partners can get plugged in and engaged in SVP. Read More »

    Celebrate 20 years of redefining philanthropy.

    Decolonizing Wealth: A Conversation on Equity in Philanthropy with Edgar Villanueva

    December 6 @ 6:30 pm

    Join us for a fireside chat with Edgar Villanueva and Social Venture Partners' CEO Solynn McCurdy where we'll unpack the themes of Edgar's new book, "Decolonizing Wealth" Read More »

    Celebrate 20 years of redefining philanthropy.

    Just Giving—Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy

    November 28 @ 5:00 pm

    Join us for an SVP Happy Hour and then head-over together for a great speaker event with Prof. Rob Reich! Read More »