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May

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...

04

May

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...

04

May

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...

31

Mar

Don’t Miss The Big Think-A-Thon

Don’t miss SV2’s Spring Gathering: The Big Think-A-Thon on Tuesday, May 2 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. We’ll hear from nine of our Grantees and Impact Investees, who will each share a rapid-fire pitch on a challenge they are currently...

31

Mar

Welcome, uAspire

We’re pleased to announce that uAspire is the winner of this year’s first Education Lightning Grant Round, which was led by Partners Jim Basile and Aarti Chandna, and focused on College Access and Success. uAspire will receive a...

31

Mar

Grantee Spotlight: The Big Lift

The Big Lift, a 2014-17 SV2 Grantee, is a collective impact initiative uniting San Mateo County toward the common goal of raising the percentage of county third graders reading at grade level from 50% to 80% by 2020. At the end of The...

31

Mar

VIDEO: The Role of Philanthropy in Advancing Equity

On Thurs., March 9, SV2 hosted a dynamic discussion around the role of philanthropy in advancing equity. The panel, moderated by SV2’s Director of Grantee Impact, Ashley Clark, featured an outstanding lineup of philanthropy practitioners...

27

Feb

Grantee Spotlight: Somos Mayfair

SV2’s 2014-15 Education Grant Round winner, Somos Mayfair, works to support the residents of the Mayfair neighborhood in east San Jose in achieving their dreams and battling systemic inequities by promoting early literacy and fostering...