As part of its culture and commitment to “giving back,” XPLANE identifies an organization to support each year. We use design filters to select programs that have missions and values consistent with those of XPLANE and goals that we can directly impact.

This year’s recipient is Social Venture Partners (SVP) Portland, the local branch of a global network that cultivates effective philanthropists, strengthens nonprofits, and invests in collaborative solutions – building powerful relationships to tackle each local community’s social challenges.  SVP Portland’s focus program is root-cause investments in, “Ready for Kindergarten.”

SVP Portland and XPLANE have set a partnership to support the non-profit’s work to help build growth and sustainability and the Portland community’s ability to solve one of its most intractable problems, a kindergarten readiness crisis that affects the futures of 30,000+ children, our school systems, and our community at large.