‘Feeding Charlotte’ during COVID-19

By: Kim Aprill, Second Place Prize Winner, SEED20 2020 When the COVID-19 outbreak hit North Carolina and residents were instructed to shelter in place, life changed drastically for institutions and businesses, both large and small. Feeding Charlotte, an organization dedicated to relieving hunger while reducing food waste, started with a simple model: “Rescue” fresh, leftover…

Announcing the SEED20 Class of 2020!

Over the last nine years, SVP has had the opportunity to foster social entrepreneurship in Charlotte. We are thrilled to announce the SEED20 Class of 2020!   Attach Families, Inc. Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation City Startup Labs El Puente Hispano Emerge-The Art of Leadership Feeding Charlotte Galilee Ministries of East Charlotte The Hope House Foundation iSpeak…

SVP Pathways to Partnership + Education Pathways to Employability Panel

Social Venture Partners (SVP) welcomed over 55 guests to its new office in the WeWork facility at The Railyard for the SVP Pathways to Partnership + Education panel last night.  The evening opened with Board member and SVP Partner Scott Leo sharing about what makes the SVP Partner process unique including engagement opportunities with nonprofits…

Upcoming Evicted Book talk hosted by the E3 committee

Emmanuel Threatt of Hope Vibes will be joining the conversation as we discuss Evicted by Matthew Desmond.  In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they each struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of…

SEED20 in Action-Grand Prize Winner Foster Village has a new home!

On Monday, July 29th, SEED20 Alumni Foster Village marked its first birthday with a celebration at NoDa Brewing.  Over 500 guests were on hand to hear the big reveal-a new home for the organization!  Using their 2019 SEED20 grand prize winnings and support from donors, Foster Village will establish a permanent location in the Oakhurst…