Friday, May 21, 2010

Social Venture Partners Seattle

Social Venture Partners (SVP) Seattle advances the common good by engaging and connecting a community of philanthropic leaders, strengthening local nonprofits, and catalyzing efforts to accelerate system change. Their vision is that SVP will become the most effective way for an individual to create positive social change in Puget Sound and beyond.

The priority area most relevant to BDPA is called 'Out of School Time'

Out-of-School Time Giving Priorities - Youth spend less than 25 percent of their waking hours in school. Time spent out of the classroom has a tremendous impact on academic achievement, healthy development and successful transition to adulthood. Social Venture Partners is interested in partnering with nonprofit organizations who offer programs that engage youth in safe and constructive activities during out-of-school time, including before and after school hours, evenings and weekends. Programs should provide youth ages 5 to 18 with one or more of the following:
  1. quality time with caring adults
  2. activities to develop social, life and leadership skills
  3. academic enrichment
  4. opportunities to contribute to their communities
SVP invites King County non-profit organizations to apply for the Out-of-School Time grant. All letters of inquiry will be due in February, 2011. If your organization meets SVP’s Out-of-School Time Giving Priorities, be sure to read the Grant Guidelines and How to Apply sections of their website.

This funding opportunity appears to only be open to BDPA Seattle chapter.

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