Whether you served on an SVP committee, volunteered to help strengthen a nonprofit, took part in a project with the Family Service Group, gave time to our Social Innovation Fast Pitch, or made all of this possible with your annual contribution – THANK YOU.
SVP Investee, Summer Search recently announced a study that proves its character-based education program is putting low-income youth on track for college. The study found that 89 percent of Seattle public school students who enrolled in Summer Search for one year were ready for college, compared to 64 percent of their peers.
This spring we have 22 new and returning Partners! Please join us in welcoming Partners like world traveler Nancy Reid, who has been to more than 40 countries, with significant stints the UK, Spain, and Ecuador. Nancy lives with her husband Will and his bikes in Seattle.
SVP’s Environment Collective Action Team is pleased to welcome Futurewise as their first Investee! With a grant of $40,000 and capacity building volunteer support, SVP will assist Futurewise to deepen their engagement and leadership in collective action. Specifically, they will focus on Futurewise’s work with Growing Transit Communities, an initiative that engages public and private funders, city and regional government, as well as nonprofits.
What does upgrading technology systems have to do with ensuring every child has the opportunity to achieve their fullest potential? At Powerful Schools, there’s actually a fairly close connection, and SVP Partner Kevin Phaup was able to help! Executive Director, Tré Maxie explains.
Since 1994, SVP Investee, the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle (ECOSS), has played a vital role in the fight for a cleaner, healthier, and economically thriving Puget Sound. Today, they announce exciting news - their expansion into new areas of King, Kitsap, Pierce, and Snohomish counties! Find out more in their press release why this expansion is so important to the environmental health of Puget Sound.
SVP's Encore Fellows program allows experienced professionals to utilize their background and skills with other organizations, allowing them to give back to the community and make the world a better place.
$1 to $11 ROI? Now there’s a great bet! SVP Investee, Communities In Schools is turning $1 into $11.60 in social and economic returns. Stellar results like these recently earned them a place in the the first-ever Social Impact 100 Index, which recognizes top performing evidence-based nonprofits.
A new year and nineteen new SVP Partners! Please help us give a warm welcome to Partners like Sangeetha Suryanarayanan & Srini Subramanian, who joined us last December.
As you may have noticed, SVP has a new look! Our new logo and colors are more than cosmetic, however. They represent a shift in SVP member organizations around the globe. We are coming together under a single unified brand, and by this summer will share a new common website. Another reminder that we are not just 500 Partners here in Washington, but 2500 Partners worldwide!
This past grey and cloudy Tuesday evening, we wished Sofia well into her next big career adventure. After nearly seven years with SVP, our long-term Director of Philanthropy Development has accepted an exciting position at The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as Senior Program Officer – Giving Partnerships. Here are some photos and well-wishes from the evening!
Less than 50% of Washington kids enter kindergarten ready to succeed – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Of the students that Powerful Schools serves, more than 85% meet or exceed readiness goals, and they are just one of the groups SVP partners with. Last year, we turned $1.00 of grant funds into $1.40 of support for nonprofits like Powerful Schools. Find out how in our Impact Report.
Is your organization focused on the environment? Are you ready to take that work to the next level? Maybe we can help! SVP is now accepting letters of inquiry for our 2013 Environment Grant Cycle!
There is so much to celebrate as we look back at 2012! From the awesome work of our Investees and Partners, to the kids and natural places thriving because of their work. (Not to mention the invention of the bike-powered blender, which we test-rode at the SVP conference!) Check out our flashback in this short video.
Are you coming early to an SVP meeting? Need a change of scene to get some work done? Want a place to meet downtown? Why not use the Hub – for free?! SVP has four roving Hub memberships for SVP Partners. Just stop in, say hi to Marlene, sign out a pass and head downstairs to the Hub's co-working space.
Wow. SVP’s network just got 32 Partners stronger! Please join us in welcoming this fall’s new and returning Partners, like Shirley and Paul Heath!
We are delighted to welcome three new Brainerd Fellows to our SVP partnership: Ada Williams Prince (left), C'Ardiss Gardner Gleser, and Nitya Venkateswaran! Each brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in community issues that will enrich our network.
Our SVP family is full of people who are out there doing great things for our community, and today we wanted to give a shout out to four women in particular. From early literacy to education innovation – SVP'ers Jessie Woolley-Wilson, Julie Pham, CiKeithia Pugh, and Maggie Walker have recently been recognized in publications like Forbes and the Puget Sound Business Journal.
Is your organization focused on STEM education? Are you looking for funding to try an innovative program or keep an effective one going? Maybe we can help! Social Venture Kids (SVK), the teen grantmaking group of SVP, is now accepting letters of inquiry for our 2012-2013 education grant cycle!
Ever had this experience? You’re watching TV when a show comes on and you think: yep, that’s a lot like my life. I guessing most people have, but how often is that show Wile E. Coyote and Road Runner?