When you become an SV2 Partner, you gain access to our wide menu of learning opportunities:
The process for becoming a Partner is simple:
First, contact the SV2 staff so that we can meet you and answer any questions you may have.
Second, if you'd like, please attend a few SV2 events and/or meet with a current SV2 Partner to make sure the fit is right for you. Please let us know you're coming to an event by emailing email@example.com.
Third, fill out the SV2MembershipApplication. We will then process your application to determine if you are a good fit for SV2.
Fourth, make your tax-deductible financial contribution of at least $5,000 to SV2. You can do this in two ways:
When you've completed the application process, your SV2 orientation process will begin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the requirements for becoming an SV2 Partner?
A: The only requirement is a contribution of at least $5,000 per year. All SV2 events and Grantee engagement are optional.
Q: Is my annual contribution tax-deductible?
A: Yes. SV2 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions by U.S. citizens are fully tax-deductible.
Q: Do I join alone? Can someone join with me?
A: Yes to both. Many Partners join alone. Others join with their spouse or partner.
Q: When is my annual contribution due?
A: Individuals become SV2 Partners at the time they make their first annual contribution to the organization. You will be sent a Partner Renewal each year during the same quarter as your initiation. However, you may send your payment at any time of the year.
Q: Is an SV2 Partner required to give his or her time as well as the annual financial contribution?
A: There is no time requirement. About 30% of SV2 Partners contribute money only. Other Partners are more or less involved time-wise at different seasons of their lives.
Q: Are all SV2 Partners new to philanthropic giving?
A: No. Some are and others are more experienced and looking to expand their "philanthropic portfolio" by participating in SV2's collaborative, venture capital-driven model. The mix of new and experienced Partners makes for a synergistic mix.