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New Grant Committees

SVP’s new grant committees are a great way to dig deeper in one of our core funding areas and get to know promising nonprofits.

Working together, a group of 10-15 SVP Partners gather for a few hours a week over six months to select the organizations that SVP will fund. These committees are looking for nonprofits that are having a great impact in our community, and are poised to take their work to the next level.

On these grant committees Partners:

  • Learn about the area they are funding (e.g. education) and about good grantmaking practices
  • Collectively review letters of inquiry and proposals, debating the merits of each organization
  • Visit those organizations, meeting staff and board members, and witnessing their work first-hand
  • Select one or two organizations to fund

Partners consistently say that participating on a grant committee is one of the most rewarding experiences at SVP, and some continue on to oversee our entire portfolio of grantees.

If you are an SVP Partner interested in participating on a Grant Committee, please contact Hana Gregory.

 

Meet Partners currently serving on the New Grant Committee

 

Alex Kochis

Alex is the founder and a senior consultant at FiveBy, a Seattle-area based consulting and services firm. Founded in 2010, FiveBy’s twenty-five person strong team provides strategic program management, data management, analytics, and other services to Seattle and Bay Area software and technology companies. Read More »

Ashley Mandel

Ashley works as an Account Manager at Forum One, a full-service digital agency for non-profits, foundations and governments, where she works with clients to bring about the change they want to see in the world.

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Bu Huang

Bu was born and raised in China. She earned a Bachelor's degree from Beijing University before coming to the U.S. to get advanced training. After graduating with a MS in Statistics and a PhD in Sociology, she did Social Science Research in educational settings for about 10 years, and for the past 9 has been an analyst/data scientist in corporate settings. Read More »

Colin Beazley

Colin is the Sr. Manager of Consulting for Smartsheet, a Bellevue-based collaborative work management software company. Read More »

David Coven

David Coven is a recent grad from the University of Washington, and there he fell in love with education, renewable energy, and doing good for the world.

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Gregory Whiting

Gregory Whiting is the director of Equity and Inclusion for Food Lifeline.  This non-profit is a food bank that serves all of Western Washington as a policy advocate, bulk supplier of food, and partner for hundreds of smaller local agencies that distribute food to community members. Read More »

Jacob Davis

Jacob is currently a Finance Associate at the Gates Foundation, where he supports programmatic staff in managing projects related to the research, development, and distribution of medicine. Read More »

Kevin Proctor

Kevin Proctor has dedicated his career to leadership in healthcare where his passion lies in the promotion of preventive health and creating greater healthcare access for our underserved populations.

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Malachi Williams

Malachi leverages his expertise to uplift millions with the power of higher education with his non-profit, Scholarship Junkies. Read More »

Robert White

Robert A. White is a 20-year Army veteran that currently serves as the VP of Internal Relations for Minority Veterans of America (MVA), which is dedicated to changing the narrative of the American military veteran.

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