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 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 »
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 »
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 »