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Jen Ratay leads the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund in support of nonprofits and social enterprises, InMenlo (September 6, 2016)

Meet the 9 Most Influential Couples in U.S. Philanthropy, Inside Philanthropy, featuring SV2 founder Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen and Marc Andreessen (August 25, 2014)

Jen Ratay, SV2 Executive Director, Leslie Garvin, SV2 Partner and Christa Gannon, SV2 Grantee, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (April 4, 2014)

Silicon Valley culture with a generational twist: Startups in Los Altos launch later in life, Los Altos Town Crier (March 2014)

Valley of Good Works, Financial Times (December 2013)

T&C's Top 50 Philanthropists, The Innovators
, Town & Country Magazine (December 2013)

SV2, Social Venture Fund, On a Roll
, Silicon Valley Business Journal (June 2013)

New-Age Philanthropy, Gentry Magazine (May 2013)

2013 Women of Influence: Karen Appleton, SV2 Board Member
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (April 5, 2013)

Jennifer Ratay to head Silicon Valley Social Venture FundThe Almanac (March 27, 2013)

Los Altos-based SV2 brings on new executive director Ratay, Los Altos Town Crier (February 20, 2013)

People on the Move - Jennifer RataySilicon Valley Business Journal (February 6, 2013)

Silicon Valley Philanthropy Day celebrates the "givers" in the community,
Mercury News (November 20, 2012)

Organizations teach teens, kids about philanthropy, San Francisco Business Times (November 16, 2012) 

Game Changers 2013Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (October 12, 2012)

Top 5 Venture Philanthropy Organizations, NerdWallet (July 23, 2012)

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen on 21st Century Philanthropy and Smarter GivingForbes (May 24, 2012)

Pledging longer, fewer and deeper bets (Op-Ed by SV2 Board Chair Lance Fors), Alliance Magazine (June 2012) (PDF courtesy of

Best Practices & Giving 2.0Gentry Magazine (May 2012)

Giving It Away: Hedgies vs Techs, (May 4, 2012)

A Passion for Philanthropy, Gentry Magazine (April 2012)

Creating a philanthropic generationSan Mateo Daily Journal (March 1, 2012)

PhilanthroTeens select grant recipients, Los Altos Town Crier (February 29, 2012)

A Different Silicon Valley Venture, Gentry Magazine (February 2012)

Giving 2.0: Getting Together to GiveStanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2012)

Go-Getters and GiversStanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2012) 

Books of the Year, Philanthrocapitalism Blog (December 28, 2011)

Silicon Valley Introduces Corporate Philanthropy 2.0, Triple Pundit (December 22, 2011)

Rebooting Philanthropy in Silicon Valley, New York Times (December 17, 2011)

Philanthroteens: Transforming Teens Into Givers, Huffington Post (November 29, 2011)

Interview with Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Tampa Bay Media Examiner - Doug Miles Radio Show (November 18, 2011) - Laura discusses SV2 from 7:09 to 8:56

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Talks About Giving 2.0, All Things Digital(November 15, 2011)

Arrillaga-Andreessen Sees Technology Helping Charities, Washington Post / Bloomberg West(November 15, 2011)

Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen on philanthropy and her book "Giving 2.0,"Charlie Rose Show (November 14, 2011) - Laura discusses SV2 from 9:34 to 10:51

Social-Venture Fund Matures and Thrives, Chronicle of Philanthropy (November 11, 2011)

Denver Frederick interviews Laura Arrillaga-AndreessenWOR Radio (November 2011) - Laura discusses SV2 from 7:58 to 10:17

Mercury News interview: Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, San Jose Mercury News (October 29, 2011)

Women of Influence 2011: Nancy Heinen of SV2, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (March 18, 2011)

Jill and Andrew Olson: Participating in "Venture Philanthropy" Thanks to SV2, InMenlo (August 19, 2010)

School Scene: Grants for after-school, summer programs for low-income students, The San Jose Mercury News (August 2, 2010)

Local Funders Assist School Enrichment Program, Tri-City Voice, (August 10, 2010)

Youth Camp Teaches How To Give Back, Los Altos Town Crier (August 3, 2010)

The New Currency of Social Impact, Speaker Box (July 30, 2010)

Non-profits to tech: We need your brainpower...and money, too, Fortune Magazine Tech Blog (July 23, 2010)

SV2: Investors give money, time, and talent to worthwhile projects, Eucalyptus Magazine (July 2010)

Perfect Storm for Good Invites Opportunities, Los Altos Town Crier (April 13, 2010)

Philanthropy 2.0: The Next Generation of Giving, Gentry Magazine (February 2010)

Support a Great Cause, Palo Alto Daily News(Dec. 14, 2009)

In Good We Trust, San Francisco Magazine (June 2009)

SV2 Wins Outstanding Philanthropic Organization Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, San Jose Magazine (November 2008)

The SV2 Revolution: "Venture Philanthropy" pioneered 10 years ago by Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, Mountain View Voice (May 2008)

Valley Social Venture Fund Steps Out of Foundation's Shadow, Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal (Oct. 26, 2007)

SV2 Grants $100K to Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative and Positive Coaching Alliance, KGO 810 AM Morning News (April 18, 2007)

Class Acts: A new breed of young Bay Area Philanthropists Redefines the Meaning - and Methods - of Giving, San Francisco Chronicle (January 2007)

The New Face of Philanthropy, Palo Alto Weekly (December 2006)

When Givers Get Together: "Giving Circles" Let You Have More of a Say in Where Your Charitable Dollars are Going, Business Week (March 2005)

Charitable Ventures: SV2 Partners Invest Time, Talent and Funds to Meet Community Needs, Los Altos Town Crier (Apr. 4, 2002)

Nonprofit Motive: The New Breed of Silicon Valley Philanthropists would make Mother Teresa Crunch the Numbers, Wired Magazine (Sept. 1999)

SV2 has been an amazing addition to my life. I am so touched by the skill, compassion and dedication that the SV2 Partners and Staff bring toward helping change our world for the better.

Lucy Donovan,
SV2 Partner

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