Call for Partnership on Climate Justice

The Opportunity

  • Three-year unrestricted grant, $25,000 a year for three years
  • Opportunities for collaboration
  • Capacity-building support from SVP volunteers
Members of the Climate Justice Collaborative
Members of the Climate Justice Grantmaking Collaborative

About us

Social Venture Partners Seattle (SVP) is a cross-race, cross-class, cross-cultural community that gives, volunteers, learns, and acts together to create a just and equitable King County. SVP partners with non-profit organizations through our capacity-building and grantmaking work to uplift and center the participation of BIPOC-led and -serving nonprofits leading the way toward a more just and equitable future. 

Basilica Bio is an environmental justice community organization. Their Black-led and majority-women team has a wide range of expertise including environmental science and toxicology, cancer biology, public health and infectious disease, and more. Their team promotes health equity in communities disproportionately impacted by environmental issues with programming centering curriculum development, science communication, community leadership building, and food distribution.

This Spring, SVP and Basilica Bio piloted a cohort, called the Climate Justice Grantmaking Collaborative (Collaborative), to learn about and support climate justice in King County. The Collaborative is seeking one local organization to partner with to advance climate justice and equity in King County. Members of the Collaborative include people representing local non-profits, young and emerging leaders, and professionals in law, business, and science. The Collaborative’s Advisory Council, which provides strategic advice to the cohort, is comprised of leaders in climate justice.

The Collaborative is now inviting organizations working on climate justice in King County to apply for a multi-year partnership with SVP Seattle. This partnership includes a multi-year grant and the opportunity to collaborate with SVP’s community on initiatives, such as capacity-building projects and advocacy efforts. As this is a pilot program, only one partnership is available at this time.

Is my organization a good fit to apply?

Your organization could be a good fit if you:

  • Are located in and serve people in  King County
  • Share SVP Seattle’s values and have an interest in partnering with us
  • Are a 501c3 or fiscally-sponsored organization
  • Focus on serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities

How to apply?

Organizations can submit their interest to the Collaborative in the form of a letter, a video, or an oral statement that includes the following information:

  • Name of the organization,
  • Contact information (name, address, email and/or phone),
  • Where you are located and the community you serve,
  • How long has your organization existed,
  • If you are incorporated as a 501c3 or fiscally-sponsored organization,
  • Why your organization is interested in this partnership,
  • How your organization aspires to support climate justice,
  • What else your organization would like the Collaborative to know about your work.

Letters of interest do not need to exceed one page. Video and oral statements do not need to exceed three minutes. Interest statements are due by July 8th at 5 pm Pacific Time and should be submitted via email to, subject line “Climate Justice Partnership.”


  • June 6th: Call for Partnership Announced
  • July 8th: Interest Statements Due
  • July 22nd -August 2nd Interviews
  • August 9th: Partnership notification
  • September 1st: Year one grant awarded


If you have questions, please reach out to SVP at