Village Exchange Center (VEC) has been extremely busy during the COVID crisis, expanding and developing programs to help their community. SVP Denver partners have assisted in several key areas to facilitate this expansion:

— When VEC was designated an emergency food distribution center for the Food Bank of the Rockies, we helped VEC expand their food pantry from serving roughly 250 families to more than 1,000 families. We helped install volunteer management software, improved delivery routing software and facilitated the purchase of a new box truck.

— On a parallel path, VEC became a distribution point for the SVP Denver Undocumented Workers Fund. Our partners helped VEC manage the process of distributing one-time $1,000 grants and the financial aspects of the program.

— SVP Denver partners were deployed to act as a fractional CFO to help VEC manage the new funding streams from the COVID response.

— Once things return to normal, VEC would like to rent out their facility to community members in order to generate additional revenue. A team from our SVP Denver corporate partner Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is helping VEC develop the necessary contracts so when the time is right, VEC has processes in place to activate this additional funding stream.