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Grantee: OpenInvest

OpenInvest is a Public Benefit Corporation managing financial portfolios to achieve positive social and environmental impact.

Grantee: uAspire

uAspire educates low-income youth about college affordability to help them complete a postsecondary education.

Grantee: SV@Home

SV@Home advocates to change housing policies and programs to provide all Silicon Valley residents access to safe and equitable housing.

Post: Annual SV2 Portfolio Review

Ever wanted to learn more about SV2 Grantees’ progress in the second and third years of their relationship with SV2? Curious about lessons learned from our first two years of Impact Investing? Interested in better understanding SV2’s overall portfolio of grants and impact investments? Each spring, the SV2 Board’s Grant and Impact Investment Review Committee … Continued

Post: Co-create SV2’s future!

What might SV2 look like in several years? What ultimate impact does SV2 seek to have in Silicon Valley? And what activities will help us achieve that impact? These are just a few of the questions under consideration as a part of this year’s strategic and business planning process. SV2’s Strategic Planning Steering Committee has … Continued

Post: On the impact investing leading edge

In April, we had a packed house at SV2 to hear from experts at the forefront of the impact investing field on how to move from awareness to action – as an organization and as individual investors. In case you missed it, you can check out this video of the program, featuring leaders from Omidyar … Continued

Post: Grantee Spotlight: Food Shift

Food Shift, a 2014-2017 SV2 Grantee, works with communities, businesses, and governments to develop long-term solutions to reduce wasted food and hunger. At the end of Food Shift’s three years with SV2, we are inspired by all the impact this powerhouse organization has created in this short period. Not only has Food Shift recovered and donated … Continued

Post: Calling all Partners! Your voice needed

Be on the lookout! SV2’s 2017 All-Partner survey will launch this week. This survey is one of the most important tools we have for understanding our Partners, your interests, needs, and valued ideas, and the impact that SV2 has had on your lives and giving journeys. Your input is critical! You’ll receive the survey in … Continued

Post: Thought Leadership Corner: May 2017

SV2’s Executive Director Jen Ratay weighs in this month on the evolution of venture philanthropy, scaling social impact, and unleashing Silicon Valley’s resources and talents for good in a new Social Velocity piece titled Putting Wealth to Work for Social Value Creation.

Event: [POSTPONED] SV2 Kids @ Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge

Note: This event has been postponed. Stay tuned for the rescheduled date. Come volunteer and learn with your family as SV2 Kids visits the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge Environmental Education Center. We’ll volunteer together to clean up and maintain the wildlife refuge and learn about the organization’s work and how we can be good … Continued