a venture philanthropy partnership

Impact Investing

SV2 is seeking investment opportunities in early stage for-profit enterprises whose business models generate a positive social or environmental impact, specifically related to education or the environment. We will fund ventures domiciled in and whose activities focus within the United States, and plan to make one to three minority investments in amounts ranging from $25,000-$100,000 in seed-stage or Series-A rounds that are raising up to $1.5 million total. To refer a company, please fill out this form before Dec. 31st.

Impact Report

Read our impact report that features the inspiring work of each of our Grantees, as well as the ways in which SV2 funding and Beyond-the-Dollars Support have helped them to scale. You'll also read about SV2's powerful outcomes related to our Partners, who report becoming more strategic and generous in their giving. 

sv2's 2014-17 strategic plan

Read SV2's
strategic plan.


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launching SV2 Teens 2016!

SV2 Teens 2016 is just around the corner. The program will run January 31st -March 20th and is open to children of SV2 Partners who are in seventh through twelfth grade. Applications are now available - learn more and apply here!

Over the course of six meetings held at corporate and nonprofit locations around the Peninsula, Teens will learn more about the nonprofit and philanthropy sector, conduct site visits and service learning projects at nonprofit organizations, and ultimately award grant funding. Additional details, dates and leader bios can be found on our SV2 Teens page here.

Springboard Session: Engaged Funders Do's and Don'ts

SV2 recently hosted a Springboard Session on the Do’s & Don’ts of engaged funding before an enthusiastic roomful of SV2 Partners, Grantees, and members of CEN (Center for Excellence in Nonprofits) at the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation on October 16, 2015.

The learning session, moderated by SV2 Board member & CEO of Social Inertia, Mike White, included panelists Emily Arnold-Fernandez, Executive Director and Founder of SV2 Grantee Asylum Access; Rob Gitin, Executive Director and Co-founder of At the Crossroads; and Jessamyn Shams-Lau, Executive Director of the Peery Foundation.


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