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2021 Fall Program Preview Recap

Posted by seattle

Hear from SVP Seattle Executive Director Emiko Atherton as she shares a preview of what’s in the works at SVP in the Fall. We’ll preview the year ahead and explore how we can further our journey to have a greater impact within our community. Read More »

SPEB Redefined

Posted by seattle

Hear from SPEB's Executive Director Regina Elmi about how their mission and vision will expand to cultivate multiculturalism and their growing work in advocacy. Read More »

Highlights from the Portfolio Grant Committee

Posted by nataliep

As we reflect on the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, hear from the Portfolio Grant Committee about the emerging themes they captured from all of SVP Seattle's capacity building Investees. Read More »

SVP Seattle Call to Action: Stop Anti-Asian Hatred

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

We have all been following the sad and tragic news from Atlanta and the larger pattern of Anti-Asian hate. The Board and SVP Seattle staff are asking that our Partners take action to stand with AAPI communities and fight white supremacist and misogynistic violence. Read More »

Becoming EarthGen

Posted by seattle

Meet EarthGen. Washington Green Scholls has a new name, logo, and colors to center youth as changemakers for environment justice. Learn how Lead Partner Carey Crutcher Smith provided crucial leadership from the brainstorming sessions to the design to the rollout to make EarthGen happen. Read More »

Winter Partner Meeting Recap

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

During the Winter Meeting we reflected on the practices of land acknowledgement, heard from leadership about the future of the SVP network, and learned from two SVP Seattle Investees at the end of their capacity building relationship. Read More »

United Indians – Decolonizing Indigenous Care with Doulas

Posted by Zach Grossnickle
United Indians – Decolonizing Indigenous Care with Doulas

Camie Goldhammer, Daybreak Star Doulas’ program manager, and her team of doulas provide postpartum care critical to indigenous women. At Daybreakstar Doulas, they take on the traditional role of a grandma or an auntie — they are bringing indigenous practices of women supporting women back to their community. Read More »

Futurewise – Washington Can’t Wait

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

Futurewise launched their Washington Can’t Wait Campaign to fight for action on climate change, environmental justice and affordable housing by passing the biggest changes to the Growth Management Act in three decades. Read More »

SVP Partner Briefing Highlight: Investee Insights

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

Take a deeper look into the work of SVP Investee, Washington Green Schools (WGS), and how they adapted all their programing virtually. Meredith Lohr, WGS's Executive Director, shares the impact from their capacity building volunteer projects completed in their first three years as an Investee. Read More »

SVP Partner Wins Microsoft AlumniHero of the Year Award!

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

SVP Partner, Terri Cole, is the lead partner with United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and has been named Microsoft Alumni Network’s 2020 AlumniHERO of the Year award winner. Read More »

A message from Emiko

Posted by seattle

Hear from Emiko Atherton, SVP's new executive director, share her takeaways after meeting with Partners, talking to community members, and getting to know the SVP team from her first 6 weeks. As Emiko develops the new roadmap for SVP, she invites you to join our Innovation and Incubation Campaign this fall. Read More »

Summer Partner Meeting RECAP

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

The Summer Partner Meeting was a wonderful night of highlights and connections! Though we couldn't gather in person it was great to see so many Partners, Investees, and community members on the call as well as some SVP's longest supporting advocates. Read More »

Building an Anti-Racist Community

Posted by Zach Grossnickle
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As an organization we have been learning and educating for several years – it’s time to move to action. No step we take right now will be enough, but we need to take the first step forward – together. Read More »

Meet SVP’s Newest Investee | Somali Parents Education Board

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

This May, the K-12 Education New Grant Committee selected Somali Parent Education Board as the next multi-year capacity building Investee. SVP is excited to build alongside SPEB – helping to improve and progress their efforts as well as connectingthe partnership with their transformative work over the coming years! Read More »

2020 K-12 Grant Finalists

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

SVP’s New Grant Committee reviewed a record-breaking number of applications, as well as conducted phone interviews with the top candidates before selecting the following four finalists. Learn how they’re moving the needle for tomorrow’s leaders. Read More »

Current COVID-19 Priorities

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

Many SVP Investees are in need of support due to the impact from COVID-19. Read more to learn how you can support these organizations. Read More »

Putting our SVP Seattle values to work during times of crisis

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

Social Venture Partners Seattle continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 outbreak in the Greater Seattle area. Our leadership, staff and Board are regularly updating our program and operations strategies in order to incorporate any new guidance from local, state and federal public health authorities.  These decisions are informed by your feedback and perspective – thank […] Read More »

Meet SVP’s Newest Investee | United Indians of All Tribes Foundation

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

Learn more about SVP's newest Investee, United Indians of All Tribes Foundation (UIATF) and the mutual belief that this partnership would provide tremendous learning opportunities not only for their organization but for SVP the partnership as well. Read More »

Planning for the Future | Sound Discipline

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

With the support of SVP and its volunteers, Sound Discipline has been growing steadily. Since beginning to collaborate with SVP, Sound Discipline has benefitted from support and guidance from many SVP volunteers in developing a more clearly defined business model, rethinking internal personnel, and a strong model for projecting income and costs. The result of […] Read More »

Guidance for Growth | WA-BLOC

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

When WA-BLOC was founded in 2016, it was a small grassroots project and with its mission to empower academic, creative, community-connected lifelong leaders through high-impact academic and “place-based” social justice leadership development. Flash forward a couple of years, it is now responsible for a $400,000 annual operating budget and ~20 yearly employees. WA-BLOC’s fast-paced growth […] Read More »

Building a Better Board | Futurewise

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

When Futurewise joined SVP as Investee, the organization asked for help in evaluating their board structure. Read More »

A Taste of Last Week’s Spring Meeting

Posted by Zach Grossnickle

On June 6, 2019, SVP held its annual Spring Meeting to bring Partners, Investees and community members together to celebrate successes and address some changes that occurred throughout the past year. Read More »

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