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annual report

Read our annual report to learn how we fulfill all the aspects of our mission through grantmaking, Grantee engagement, Partner development, and family programs. 

sv2's 2014-17 strategic plan

Read SV2's new
strategic plan.


Impact Investing: A Learning Journey

Every day at SV2, we strive to unleash the resources and talents of the Silicon Valley community in support of promising social ventures to achieve measurable impact.

Impact investing holds promise as a powerful potential tool in the SV2 community’s social change toolkit, complementing our longstanding high-impact, capacity building focused grantmaking, Partner-powered beyond-the-dollars support of Grantees, and, most recently, our exciting collective impact work through The Big Lift.

Impact investing, simply put, is investing with the intention to produce both a social or environmental and a financial return.   READ MORE

Featured resource: Giving 2.0

SV2’s Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, will launch her first free, online course, Giving 2.0: The MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on October 6. Hosted by Coursera and sponsored by Stanford University, this course will empower individuals from all backgrounds, ages, income levels, and experiences to give more effectively. What’s not to love?!

Over the course of six weeks, students will have the opportunity to hear from over 20 superstar guest lecturers from philanthropy, technology, and business. Students will learn how to conduct a formal nonprofit assessment, and they will also have the chance to distribute $100,000 (thanks to the generous Learning by Giving Foundation) to nonprofits that they vet and vote on with other course participants from around the world. If the course is anywhere near as entertaining as the introductory video, it's sure to be a hit! Check out the syllabus here and join us in learning!



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in the news

HUGE congrats to our Grantee 'The Big Lift' and The Silicon Valley Community Foundation on winning a highly competitive $7.5 million SIF grant. Check out this press release to learn more!


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