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Event: Family Philanthropy Affinity Group Meeting

This new Partner-led group will provide a safe space to explore personal experiences, successes, and challenges in an ongoing, intimate setting. Whether your giving vehicle is a family foundation, a donor advised fund, family office, or some other structure, join us! RSVP by emailing Susan Hanson at sghanson@gmail.com, or contact Susan with questions.

Event: Family Philanthropy Affinity Group Meeting

This new Partner-led group will provide a safe space to explore personal experiences, successes, and challenges in an ongoing, intimate setting. Whether your giving vehicle is a family foundation, a donor advised fund, family office, or some other structure, join us! RSVP by emailing Susan Hanson at sghanson@gmail.com, or contact Susan with questions.

Event: May Education Lightning Grant Round: Meeting 2 of 2

Second of two meetings for this fast-paced grantmaking experience focused on Education. The meeting dates have been set for May 17 and May 31 from 6:30 – 9:00pm. Light dinner included. **Please note that the Lightning Grant Round requires advance pre-work and attendance at both meetings (May 17 & May 31). RSVP deadline is May 3 to allow for … Continued

Event: [CURATED EVENT] National Summit on Family Philanthropy

The Johnson Center National Summit on Family Philanthropy will be held in San Francisco, a vibrant city with both a long legacy of family philanthropy and a cadre of highly active new donors deliberately disrupting traditional models of giving. Convened every two years, the Summit brings together donors from around the country – and those … Continued

Person: Lisa Jones

In addition to numerous community volunteer engagements and raising a family, Lisa’s background includes being part of the founding team of a college prep company, owning a small business which served school districts, senior management positions in Silicon Valley and management consulting. At SV2, she co-leads Impact Investing. Her interests are in identifying and developing … Continued

Event: May Education Lightning Grant Round Meeting #2

Second of two meetings for this fast-paced grantmaking experience focused on Education. The meeting dates have been set for May 17 and May 31 from 6:30 – 9:30pm. Light dinner included. **Please note that the Lightning Grant Round requires advance pre-work and attendance at both meetings (May 17 & May 31). RSVP deadline is May 3 to … Continued

Event: May Education Lightning Grant Round: Meeting 1 of 2

First of two meetings for this fast-paced grantmaking experience focused on Education. The meeting dates have been set for May 17 and May 31 from 6:30 – 9:00pm. Light dinner included. **Please note that the Lightning Grant Round requires advance pre-work and attendance at both meetings (May 17 & May 31). RSVP deadline is May 3 to allow … Continued

Post: The Role of Philanthropy in Advancing Equity

As funders, we strive to help solve entrenched social challenges. And yet, we don’t often engage in courageous learning and honest discussion about the deep historical context that creates opportunities for some in our country and the lack of opportunities for others. How can we best ensure that our philanthropic efforts are having the intended … Continued

Post: Grantee Spotlight: Village Enterprise

Village Enterprise, a 2015-18 SV2 Grantee, works to end extreme poverty in rural east Africa through entrepreneurship and innovation. Since their founding in 1987, Village Enterprise has started over 33,000 businesses and trained over 136,000 East African business owners, ultimately touching over 700,000 lives. We’re honored to work with this pioneering organization, whose work has … Continued

Post: Introducing our newest Impact Investee: Learners Guild

SV2 is pleased to introduce our newest Impact Investee. After careful due diligence by a team of SV2 Partners, SV2 has made an investment of $62,500 in Learners Guild, based in Oakland, California. Learners Guild is a for-profit social enterprise that aims to train anyone who has the desire and aptitude to become a software … Continued