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Summer Partner Meeting RECAP

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

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

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 »

Fast Pitch 2020 Winners

Fast Pitch 2020 shared ideas of innovation to end the school to prison pipeline, improving youth education, as well as health and wellness solutions for undeserved communities– these are only a portion of the powerful ideas presented at this year’s Final Showdown. Read more about the SVP Fast Pitch 2020 winners. Read More »

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

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 »

Welcome New Partners!

Since late last year, SVP Seattle has welcomed 16 new Partners! Meet and connect with them here. Read More »

Meet the new SVP team!

Hope you all are enjoying the summer! Around SVP we are busy prepping for the next program year, ongoing [...] Read More »

Welcome New Partners!

Since October 2018, SVP Seattle has welcome 21 new Partners! Meet a few of them here. Read More »

$65K Invested in Collective Action for Environmental Justice

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

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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SVP Teens Give $5,000 to Support Immigrant Legal Aid

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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From the CEO: SVP's Summer Plans

Chances are you're confirming summer plans with friends and family or getting involved in new ways with your community. SVP is making summer plans as well. For those who could make it to our 20-Year Celebration, it comes as no surprise the event fueled activity around our vision.

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Welcome New Partners!

Since April, SVP has welcomed 17 new partners, like Amy HyunAh Pak who consults with local schools and organizations on anti-racist trainings and family engagement.

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Replay SVP's 20-Year Celebration

SVP Seattle celebrated 20 years of impact with the power of storytelling and recognition of our strongest supporters. Replay your favorite moments from the night.

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Welcome New Investee Washington Building Leaders of Change

Washington Building Leaders of Change (WA-BLOC) envisions South Seattle as a thriving nucleus of Black and Brown excellence. And they're starting with students at Rainier Beach High School.

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From the CEO: On the Horizon for SVP

My first six months have been an exciting ride, learning our strengths and weaknesses through hundreds of conversations with partners, community members and stakeholders. It’s apparent that SVP has played a significant role in our partners’ philanthropic growth. Yet one question remains at the forefront of our ability to effect change.

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The Best of 2017

To start the New Year off right, check out this roundup of our favorite moments of 2017.

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Seattle Affordable Housing Gets A Boost from the Sun

Spark Northwest's partnership with Capitol Hill Housing and Emerald Cities Seattle has led to solar power for 147 low-income residents. Solar installation on Elizabeth James House & two other sites will help bridge the green divide. Plus, residents will get to decide how to use the savings.

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Data-Driven Impact at Open Arms

After an introduction with one SVP Partner resulted in a $125K capacity building grant, Open Arms used the support to evaluate their programs. What they found was profound. This infographic shares how their Outreach Doula Program is transforming lives.

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#SVPFinalShowdown: The Live Recap

Last month our 2017 SVP Fast Pitch winners walked away with more than $240K in cash prizes and pro bono services. It was an inspiring evening that audience members had to share! We collected some of our favorite moments posted on social media. Plus, photos!

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SVP Earns Gold at Community Impact Awards!

SVP Seattle received gold recognition at Seattle Business magazine's fourth annual Community Impact Awards! In a memorable evening celebrating the outstanding work of organizations from across sectors, SVP Seattle was recognized as the region's most impactful organization in Pro Bono Services.

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2017 SVP Fast Pitch Winners

The 7th annual Final Showdown was overflowing with energy and inspiration as the 14 SVP Fast Pitch finalists took the stage at McCaw Hall. These impressive social impact entrepreneurs pitched their ideas for good to a full house of supporters, community members and business leaders dedicated to supporting change in our region.

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Announcing the 2017 SVP Fast Pitch Finalists!

Read more about this year's class of SVP Fast Pitch finalists set to take the stage on October 24th!

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Partner Column: Achieving a Living Wage

SVP Partner Jon Kauffman was first introduced to Rainier Valley Corps in 2015 when he was part of SVP’s kindergarten-readiness new grant committee. In his recent article for the RVC blog, he shares how he and RVC staff confronted implementing a living wage for their cornerstone fellowship program.

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SVP Fast Pitch: Why I Volunteer

SVP Fast Pitch leverages entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders tackling important issues in our society. Meet some of the SVP Partners responsible for the 2017 SVP Fast Pitch and Final Showdown, what is expected to be another powerful event.

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SVP Selected as Finalist for Community Impact Awards

We are thrilled to announce that SVP Seattle has been selected as a finalist in Seattle Business magazine’s fourth annual Community Impact Awards!

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Welcome New Partners!

Since June, SVP has welcomed 22 new partners, like Gwen Straley who serves as an advisor at 3rd Creek Investments and executive director of 3rd Creek Foundation, an organization dedicated to global poverty alleviation.

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2017 SVP Fast Pitch Quarterfinalists

Each year, SVP Fast Pitch pairs innovators with business and community leaders to accelerate social impact. Throughout the four-month program innovators prepare and compete to give their pitch for social good to live audiences at the Final Showdown in October, putting them in the running for a slew of grants and investments. Meet this year's quarterfinalists!

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SVP Welcomes New Investee Washington Green Schools

More than one million young people attend K-12 schools across Washington state, and these institutions have the opportunity to be centers for change in our communities. That’s why Washington Green Schools aims to help every child attend a green and healthy school that teaches, models, and practices environmental sustainability.

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$100k Invested in Collective Action for Transit, Equity & the Environment

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

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