Traveling Stories, a leading organization in the field of childhood literacy, was awarded a $25,000 grant on June 29, 2018. The grant was made by San Diego Social Venture Partners (SDSVP) and can be used in many ways, including capacity building.

In addition to funding, SDSVP members will also contribute their professional skills to help the nonprofit grow. SDSVP and Traveling Stories commit to work together for two years. The goals of the partnership include: developing a new strategic plan, fundraising, improving staff training and retention, and board development.

“We are thrilled to invest in Traveling Stories,” said Sierra Visher Kroha, Executive Director of San Diego Social Venture Partners. “They are already an incredibly creative and impactful organization. Our hope is that with some extra financial and high skilled volunteer support, that they can become a stronger and more enduring organization with the ability to help thousands more children.”

The project will be headed by Emily Moberly, Founder and CEO of Traveling Stories, and will involve a team of SVP members as well as the Traveling Stories staff and board of directors.

“We’re excited to work with SVP to grow our impact,” said Moberly. “This grant is a game changer for us; one that will allow us to scale our StoryTent programs and empower many more children.”

San Diego Social Venture Partners is a 501(c)(3) philanthropic organization that provides funding and pro-bono consulting to strengthen local nonprofits and our community. Founded in 2001, SDSVP has given more than $2.5 million dollars and 100,000 volunteer hours to the local San Diego community.

Traveling Stories is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that empowers children to outsmart poverty by equipping them with literacy and money management skills. Founded in 2010, Traveling Stories has 16 programs worldwide and a global impact of 6,000 children every year. To learn more or get involved, visit


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