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SVP has the honor of working side-by-side with stellar nonprofits that are tackling some of our communities most pressing problems. Here are some of their stories.

Planning for the Future | Sound Discipline

Posted by seattle

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 seattle

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 Better a Board | Futurewise

Posted by seattle

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 seattle

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 »

Investee Updates: Mid-Year Check-In

Posted by yvonnec

Throughout December and January, the Portfolio Grant Committee conducted mid-year check-ins with all 10 of the capacity building investees. Read more about our investees and recent news! Read More »

$65K Invested in Collective Action for Environmental Justice

Posted by Zamzam Abdulgani

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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$65K Invested in Collective Action for Equitable Education

Posted by Zamzam Abdulgani

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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