January 12th, 2021
Dear Community Members,
I hope that this email finds you healthy and happy. The past year has brought many challenges to our community, and yet I continue to find reassurance in our individual and collective resilience.
As 2020 shone a light on the challenges that exist within our community, here at SVP Tucson we doubled down on our commitment to serving nonprofits, and bringing more resources to address social issues. We know that nonprofits are on the frontlines of doing the work that we care most deeply about. That is why SVP works to build a more resilient Tucson through a stronger and more robust nonprofit sector.
As we dive into 2021, I am thrilled to share some highlights from the past year and to reflect on all we have accomplished.
- We committed to systems change work and set a bold 2-Generation Community Impact Goal. We hired renowned 2-Gen expert, Roxane White, to work with our staff and partners to build out a community-based solution to the fractured delivery of services that currently exists for families in need. Watch this video to learn more about SVP’s 2-Gen approach.
- We made a multi-year investment in Make Way for Books, adding them to our cohort of 4 nonprofit partners that receive SVP’s signature capacity building support, designed to strengthen and scale high impact nonprofits. Watch this video to hear the impact of our nonprofit partners, and about their experience with SVP.
- We redesigned our Fast Pitch program to meet the needs of our community.We received 47 applications for Fast Pitch 2021, the most we’ve ever received! This year we are thrilled to support 10 nonprofits who are working at the forefront of the intersectional movements for racial, economic, & social justice. They’re tackling incarceration issues, gender inequalities, education, economic disparities, & more! Learn more about the Fast Pitch Program HERE.
- We raised over $250,000 for 2-Generation systems change which is matched by a Challenge Grant from the Hillman Family Foundation. This includes welcoming 12 new SVP Partners who are investing in SVP’s proven model of change.
As we look forward to 2021, we aim to welcome more individuals and businesses as SVP Partners. Every time someone joins our network, our reach is exponentially expanded! There is no greater time to commit to building a resilient Tucson and to invest in solutions that work. If you would like to learn more, please reach out. My Zoom room is always open, and hopefully my office door will be soon!
Your Partner in Impact,
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