Following the Portfolio Grants Committee’s diligent work over the winter, SVP’s May Spring Partner Meeting agenda included voting to select the next class of nonprofits for SVP’s capacity building programming. Last month, SVP announced the addition of Attention Homes and Voices for Children CASA to our Investee cohort for the 2015-2016 investment year. They join returning Investees Boulder County CareConnect, InReach (formerly BIPR), Center for ReSource Conservation, and Safe Shelter of St. Vrain Valley as the recipients of SVP’s investment of pro-bono business consulting, and cash grants in support of those consulting efforts, for the coming year.
Attention Homes works to provide opportunities for at-risk youth to change their lives, offering shelter, community-based living and teaching of life skills necessary for an independent future. SVP projects with Attention Homes will focus on business planning, human resource and leadership development.
“Being selected as a SVP Investee is incredibly rewarding for our organization,” comments Attention Homes Executive Director Claire Clurman. “We couldn’t have asked for better timing as a 49 year-old non-profit in a mature/renewal phase. The opportunity to deeply dive into a work plan with established professionals and consultants will allow us to learn and grow, which ultimately serves both our clients and community in the best possible way.”
Baird D McKevitt, Attention Homes Board Chair, adds, “I am very excited for the newly founded partnership between Attention Homes and Social Venture Partners. I know that this relationship will help Attention Homes bring our strategic plan to fruition and strengthen the organization for years to come!”
Voices for Children CASA provides trained volunteers as advocates for abused and neglected children in Boulder County. Additional efforts will be added to the work plan after SVP’s initial engagement helping VFC CASA with strategic planning and leadership development.
“I am so honored and excited to get to work with the great people at SVP!” says Nia Wassink, Voices for Children CASA Executive Director. “With their help, I know we’ll be able to develop into a really strong nonprofit that continues to serve kids in our community for years to come.”
SVP is thrilled to welcome these two new Investees to the fold, and we look forward to amplifying our impact for Boulder County together, side-by-side in the year ahead.
Interested in getting engaged on a project with any of SVP’s Investees? Contact Jennie Arbogash for currently available opportunities, and join us in making our shared community stronger and more sustainable.