Our RVC Block Party has been postponed to September 8th, 2024!


A hero image featuring a majority of current RVC staff posting for a group photo. The backround has been removed, and there is a blue, orange, and yellow rainbow that stretches horizontally behind the group, as well as textured circles made of halftone dots.

We are RVC Seattle
We are Rooted in Vibrant Communities

The communities we partner with are innovating some of the best solutions to complex, frontline issues in our home region, but face barriers in the nonprofit sector that prevent them from creating thriving, sustainable organizations. Our relationship-based capacity building approach is designed to navigate those barriers.

We support sustainable BIPOC leadership and collective power through our three core programs:

Community Impact Fellowship

RVC organizes two-year fellowships for leaders of color to learn and work in BIPOC-led and -serving community based organizations committed to equity. Fellows receive salary and benefits, leadership training, coaching, mentorship, and work in meaningful roles that strengthen the nonprofit, while investing in fellows’ personal and professional development.

A digital collage of four photos featuring the Community Impact Fellows from a previous cohort. Clockwise, starting from upper left: four fellows are outside in a yard, two fellows talking in front of greenery, four fellows are laughing and dancing under a willow tree, and three fellows are flashing peace signs and posing in front of a sparkling gold backdrop.
Two RVC staffers from the past are looking at their phone and taking notes.

Operations Support

Nonprofits need space to establish their organizations  without being consumed by the administrative details that can distract from their mission. RVC offers partners Model A fiscal sponsorship. We manage their back-end operations including accounting, contracting, human resources, legal, compliance, and payroll.

Capacity Building

RVC works with our partners to identify strategies, goals, priorities, and key elements of their organization. We then support our  partners to build infrastructure and processes that help them better carry out their mission in sustainable and equitable ways. This includes coaching, strategic planning, fundraising planning, and other forms of organizational development.

Shalom and Bo, two of RVC's capacity building leads, have a laptop and notebook open in between them as they converse. They are both dressed up slightly with fashionable accessories and hats.

We infuse our work with a radical reimagining of organizational life and disrupt systems that don’t work for us. We share our learnings and invite others in the nonprofit sector to build more equitable structures and liberated cultures.