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"Start up culture, social goals" is how the Los Altos Town Crier describes SV2 in their recent article about start ups in Los Altos. Read full article (SV2 is featured in the third and final section).


Congratulations to SV2 Founder & Board Chair Emeritus Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and SV2 Board member Kim Meredith for being named in Town & Country magazine's Top 50 Philanthropists as innovators. 


"Do No Harm" International Travel
with panelists -
Gina Jorasch, SV2 Board member, Molly Efrusy SV2 Partner, Rajasvini Bhansali, Executive Director of IDEX and The Reverend Frannie Hall Kieschnick, Episcopal Priest and co-founder/board member, The Beatitudes Society.

Friday, February 7, 2014
48 minutes

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 15 Years of Impact


At-risk youth 2014 grantee: the art of yoga project

The Art of Yoga Project (AYP) is the At-Risk Youth grant round 2014 awardee! AYP's mission is "to lead teenage girls in the California juvenile justice system toward accountability to self, others, and community by providing practical tools to affect behavioral change." Watch video.

The combination of art and yoga, taught by specially trained yoga teachers and art therapists, provides a safe outlet for the young women to push and test boundaries and to create a new sense of self. The program aims to break the cycle of trauma caused by violence - whether witnessed, experienced or self-inflicted - and build an awareness that each individual can be more than the label "at-risk." READ MORE


Blog Posts

2014 Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen SV2 Social Impact Award Recipients announced

We are thrilled to announce the 2014 recipients of the Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen SV2 Social Impact Award. In honor of SV2's 15th anniversary, this year the award is being given to 9 pillars of SV2's early days. These pioneers provided the seed capital to launch and sustain SV2:…


Posted by SV2 on March 31, 2014 at 12:04pm

Imagine SV2's Best Future!

During this 15th anniversary year at SV2 we’re stepping back to take stock of our work together. Having just launched strategic planning, the SV2 Board of Directors is hard at work exploring how we might deepen and grow SV2’s impact on Partners, Grantees, and the broader community in the years ahead. In the spirit of our Partner-driven model, an “Idea Wall” awaits Partners and others in our Los Altos SV2 meeting space as a place to capture ideas about how we can continue to increase our impact… Continue

Posted by Jennifer Ratay on October 11, 2013 at 12:41pm



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