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Event: Environment Partner Interest Circle

The Environment Partner Interest Circle is focused on encouraging Partners to become more active and engaged in addressing environmental issues they each care about – whether through personal philanthropy, life choices, advocacy, or investing. The events often include speakers with expertise on issues that are of interest to a cross-section of Partners. All SV2 Partners, … Continued

Event: Social Impact Book Club

This Partner-led Social Impact Book Club meets monthly to discuss the latest book on their reading list and explore social issues. In September, the club will be reading “Generation Priced Out” by Randy Shaw. All Partners and SV2 community members are invited to participate regularly or to attend if, and when, you can. RSVP by emailing … Continued

Event: Family Philanthropy Interest Circle

The Family Philanthropy Interest Circle is a Partner-led group which provides a safe space to explore personal experiences, successes, and challenges in an ongoing, intimate setting. If you are a current Partner with a family foundation, a donor advised fund, family office, or some other structured family giving vehicle, please join us! This event is … Continued

Event: Taking Your Board Service to the Next Level

Serving as a board member of a nonprofit we care about is one of the most effective and satisfying ways of engaging with a cause. Whether you are joining a nonprofit board for the first time or are a veteran, you know that nonprofit organizations are not easy to lead. How do we become more … Continued

Event: Get Proximate: Roll of the Dice – An Immersive Foster Youth Experience

Join us for SV2’s third Get Proximate experience as we immerse ourselves in understanding foster care on Saturday, November 2nd to “get proximate” to those in the Santa Clara County Dependency Court by participating in an experience facilitated and hosted by SV2 alumnus Grantee, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley.   We will get proximate to the … Continued

Event: Calling all Curious Philanthropists: Get to Know SV2

We invite any and all philanthropists – curious, emerging, hesitant, confused, enthusiastic – to join us for an Open House on Sunday, October 6th at the San Mateo home of SV2 Partner, Michele Nemschoff. Come and learn more about SV2’s model of engaged, collaborative giving to support innovative social ventures. While many Partners are actively … Continued

Event: Interactive Workshop: Stanford PACS Guide to Effective Philanthropy

Participants in this interactive workshop will have the opportunity to take a first look at Stanford PACS’s latest resource: The Guide to Effective Philanthropy beta. The Guide—written for the individual donor earlier on in their philanthropic career—covers best practices in strategic philanthropy including help in designing strategy, selecting a giving vehicle, finding and vetting nonprofits, … Continued

Post: Building Opportunity and Inclusivity through the Performing Arts – Lightning Grant Round

Engagement with the performing arts can inspire individual growth, build community, and expand opportunity. This Lightning Grant Round (LGR) will focus on Bay Area arts organizations that use participation and exposure to performing arts disciplines to build opportunity and create inclusivity for low-income, underserved, or vulnerable communities. SV2 Partners Ellen Lussier, JoAnne Tillemans, and Lisa … Continued

Post: Affordable Housing Grant Round Kicks Off with Expert Panel

At the Affordable Housing Grant Round Kickoff Meeting, Partners will learn about the Housing sector from an expert panel including Jacky Morales-Ferrand, Director of Housing at the City of San José, and Carol Galante, Faculty Director of the Terner Center for Housing Innovation at UC Berkeley, and moderated by Dan Morain, Senior Editor at CalMatters … Continued