Personal Message

Twenty years ago, a new generation of entrepreneurs in the Seattle region were coming out of the technology industry and wanted to give back to their communities. Paul Brainerd took action. He called some of his philanthropic-minded friends, including Microsoft alumni Ida Cole, Scott Oki and Bill Neukom. They talked about what they were each doing individually in the community, but that they thought there should be more of a collective, strategic effort. The result would become Social Venture Partners. During the past two decades, SVP Seattle has invested both time and cash in early childhood development, education and the environment. SVP Seattle has given grants totaling more than $19 million, supporting more than 300 nonprofit organizations and facilitating 43,000 volunteer hours. It is because of people like you SVP Seattle has made transformational impact in our community. Thank you for choosing to support SVP Seattle!

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Description

SVP Seattle is invested in building capacity of BIPOC led and serving organizations through multi-year general operating support and the placement of skill-based volunteers. We believe this work has greatly contributed to the strong ecosystem of community led support in the Puget Sound. SVP Seattle is populated with a network of Partners who each make a personally significant contribution. The money is pooled and then granted to BIPOC led and serving non-profit organizations focused on education and environmental justice.

Donations are applied to...

Funding and strengthening nonprofits, helping them take their vital work for kids and the environment to the next level. Investing in collaborative solutions, so those with a common cause can align their efforts and go farther, together. Connecting and engaging individuals, helping them make the greatest impact with their time and philanthropic giving.

Why are donations necessary?

SVP Seattle partners engage in skill-based volunteer projects to build capacity in non-profit organizations as well as across the sector. These largely BIPOC led and serving organizations are under threat from direct impacts of COVID-19. SVP Seattle’s ability to support this ecosystem of equity focused non-profit organizations has also been compromised by COVID-19.