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Event: Visionary Leadership Circle Celebration Dinner

SV2 Partners who are part of the Visionary Leadership Circle (VLC) are invited to join our founder and board chair emeritus, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, at her home for an intimate dinner on June 18th. This year, we will be joined by special guest, Tina Seelig, Professor of the Practice in Stanford University’s Department of Management Science … Continued

Event: New Partner Orientation

You’re a new Partner and we want to set you up for success! Come gather with other new Partners at an orientation where we’ll talk about the ins and outs of SV2 – how our grantmaking and impact investing work, community norms and guidelines, answers to FAQs and more. Dinner will be served. Please note the … Continued

Post: Annual SV2 Portfolio Review

Want to learn more about SV2 Grantees’ progress in the second and third years of their relationship with SV2? Curious about lessons learned from our impact investing? Want to learn more about the role of Lead Partners who support and champion our Grantees and Impact Investees? Join us for a “big-picture” understanding of our portfolio, … Continued

Event: Family Philanthropy Interest Circle

This quarterly meeting of the Family Philanthropy Interest Circle will feature SV2 Partners sharing their personal giving stories, followed by a time of semi-structured networking, in which Partners can mingle, ask each other questions, and share various approaches to family giving.  Join us to learn from their stories and be inspired to take next steps … Continued

Event: Annual Portfolio Review

The SV2 Board’s Grant and Impact Investment Review Committee (GIIRC) will hold its annual Portfolio Review meeting on Thursday, June 13th. All current SV2 Partners are welcome to join this unique learning opportunity. All Partners are welcome to join for the entire meeting or to choose a segment of particular interest to them, such as: … Continued

Post: Get Proximate: Experience Mayfair – Si Se Puede!

Join us for SV2’s second Get Proximate experience in the Mayfair neighborhood of East San Jose with community members on Tuesday, June 4th. Facilitated by Somos Mayfair, SV2’s alumni Grantee, we will join residents of a community that is both grappling with challenges as well as building on its strengths as it looks ahead. We … Continued

Post: SV2 Advocacy Learning Session: A Powerful Framework

Systems change almost always involves advocacy, and so does strategic philanthropy. Often it’s in the form of supporting those “on the ground” and in the community with funding and other support. At the very least, donors need to understand the role of advocacy in varying issue areas. Building on last program year’s Advocacy Learning Series, … Continued

Person: Will Parish

Will founded Ten Strands in 2012, and since then, he has worked in partnering to pollinate environmental literacy. The goal is to create systemic support for all of California’s K-12 public school students to benefit from environmental literacy. After a short legal career, Will began working in 1982 on systems change, to reduce the human … Continued

Event: The Upsides and Downsides of Opportunity Zones

Join us for a dynamic Impact Investing Learning Session focused on Opportunity Zones. We’ll hear from a diverse panel including Jenna Nicholas, CEO of Impact Experience, Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Executive Director of Social Venture Circle, and Cynthia Wong, Executive Director of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Bay Area. These experts will guide us in understanding this new tool … Continued

Event: Get Proximate: Experience Mayfair – Si Se Puede!

Join us for SV2’s second Get Proximate experience as we visit the Mayfair neighborhood of East San Jose with community members on Tuesday, June 4th. Facilitated by Somos Mayfair, our alumni Grantee, we will meet residents of a community that is both grappling with challenges as well as building on its strengths as it looks … Continued