News

01

Aug

SV2’s Leadership Transition

Message from Jen Ratay, SV2 Executive Director Dear SV2 friends and colleagues, It is with gratitude, optimism, and sadness that I share that I will be stepping down as executive director of SV2 on September 12th. Serving at the helm...

31

Jul

Impact Investee Highlight: OpenInvest

We’re thrilled to introduce OpenInvest, our latest Impact Investee. OpenInvest received a one-time $50,000 investment and will have the opportunity to work with Lead Partners to explore additional ways of collaborating with the SV2...

31

Jul

SV2 Presents: Pathways to Opportunity

In response to feedback from Partners and building on last year’s learning and grantmaking, we are pleased to announce a combined Learning Year and Grant Round: “Pathways to Opportunity.” This fall will kick off with three learning...

28

Jun

Meet our Newest Grantee: CollegeSpring

We’re pleased to share that CollegeSpring is the winner of this year’s Education Lightning Grant Round, which was led by Jim Basile and Aarti Chandna. College Spring will receive a one-time $30,000 grant and opportunities to leverage...

28

Jun

SV2 Partner Survey: The results are in!

We’ve completed our 2017 All-Partner Survey designed to assess SV2’s impact on Partners and provide our Partners with the opportunity to share their ideas for how we can collectively deepen our impact, improve our programming, and...

28

Jun

Portfolio Review 2017: Successes and Lessons Learned

Each June, the SV2 Board Grants and Impact Investment Review Committee (GIIRC) hears updates on SV2’s entire grant and impact investment portfolio and approves the renewal of multi-year grants. The GIIRC is led by Kelly Pope and...

28

Jun

Board Members: Thank You and Welcome

Three cheers to SV2’s three outgoing board members in 2017: Lucy Caldwell Donovan, Alison Elliott, and Diane Parnes! Join us in thanking them for their remarkable leadership and thoughtful stewardship. Alison Elliott and Diane Parnes...

31

May

Welcome, Courtney!

We’re thrilled to welcome Courtney Martin to the SV2 team as our new Office & Communications Assistant. Courtney brings a strong background in communications, content creation, research, and project management. Prior to joining SV2,...

26

May

Grantee Spotlight: The Art of Yoga Project

The Art of Yoga Project, a 2014-2017 SV2 Grantee, provides teenage girls in the juvenile justice system a pathway to a more positive future through its yoga interventions. As the three-year tenure of SV2’s collaboration with The Art of...

26

May

Learning Through Leading

Did you know that at any one time roughly one quarter of all of SV2’s 200+ Partners put their hands up to serve as active volunteer leaders across the SV2 Partnership? Check out this year's impressive leadership cohort here and let us...