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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

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SV2 is seeking an Operations Coordinator who is interested in all aspects of nonprofit management and operations. 

SV2 is also seeking a Communications and Program Manager who is passionate about building effective philanthropists and thriving social ventures. This new position offers a unique opportunity to work with an exciting group of local philanthropists and dynamic nonprofit organizations as SV2 begins implementation of a refreshed strategic plan. 

SV2 will be accepting applications until the positions are filled. Make sure to apply as soon as…


Posted by SV2 on June 13, 2014 at 1:00pm

environment 2014 grantee: food shift

The Environment Grant Round has selected Food Shift as one of SV2's 2014 Grantees! Food Shift's mission is to work collaboratively with communities, businesses and governments to develop long-term sustainable solutions to reduce food waste and build more resilient communities.

Based in Oakland, Food Shift is working to make a systems-level change in food recovery. They aim to raise awareness of food waste...

sv2 teens 2014

The SV2 Teen Philanthropy program engages the teenage children of our Partners in local philanthropy. This year, the Teens chose to explore the issue of local at-risk youth. To kick-off the year, they met at Jive Software (thank you to SV2 Partner Tony Zingale for hosting!) to understand the factors that impact at-risk youth and how some organizations are helping.

Through site visits to three local nonprofit...READ MORE



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in the news

Congratulations to the four women from the SV2 community who made the Silicon Valley Business Journal's list of 100 Women of Influence this year: Jen Ratay (SV2 Executive Director), Leslie Garvin (SV2 Partner), Christa Gannon (Executive Director of past SV2 Grantee FLY) and Karen Scussell (Executive Director of past SV2 Grantee Child Advocates).


"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).

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