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Event: Family Philanthropy Interest Circle

This quarterly meeting of the Family Philanthropy Interest Circle will feature SV2 Partners sharing their personal giving stories, followed by a time of semi-structured networking, in which Partners can mingle, ask each other questions, and share various approaches to family giving.  Join us to learn from their stories and be inspired to take next steps … Continued

Event: Annual Portfolio Review

The SV2 Board’s Grant and Impact Investment Review Committee (GIIRC) will hold its annual Portfolio Review meeting on Thursday, June 13th. All current SV2 Partners are welcome to join this unique learning opportunity. All Partners are welcome to join for the entire meeting or to choose a segment of particular interest to them, such as: … Continued

Post: Get Proximate: Experience Mayfair – Si Se Puede!

Join us for SV2’s second Get Proximate experience in the Mayfair neighborhood of East San Jose with community members on Tuesday, June 4th. Facilitated by Somos Mayfair, SV2’s alumni Grantee, we will join residents of a community that is both grappling with challenges as well as building on its strengths as it looks ahead. We … Continued

Post: SV2 Advocacy Learning Session: A Powerful Framework

Systems change almost always involves advocacy, and so does strategic philanthropy. Often it’s in the form of supporting those “on the ground” and in the community with funding and other support. At the very least, donors need to understand the role of advocacy in varying issue areas. Building on last program year’s Advocacy Learning Series, … Continued

Person: Will Parish

Will founded Ten Strands in 2012, and since then, he has worked in partnering to pollinate environmental literacy. The goal is to create systemic support for all of California’s K-12 public school students to benefit from environmental literacy. After a short legal career, Will began working in 1982 on systems change, to reduce the human … Continued

Event: The Upsides and Downsides of Opportunity Zones

Join us for a dynamic Impact Investing Learning Session focused on Opportunity Zones. We’ll hear from a diverse panel including Jenna Nicholas, CEO of Impact Experience, Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Executive Director of Social Venture Circle, and Cynthia Wong, Executive Director of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Bay Area. These experts will guide us in understanding this new tool … Continued

Event: Get Proximate: Experience Mayfair – Si Se Puede!

Join us for SV2’s second Get Proximate experience as we visit the Mayfair neighborhood of East San Jose with community members on Tuesday, June 4th. Facilitated by Somos Mayfair, our alumni Grantee, we will meet residents of a community that is both grappling with challenges as well as building on its strengths as it looks … Continued

Event: SV2 Advocacy Learning Session: A Powerful Framework

Join us for our 3rd Advocacy Learning Session for this year with Arabella Advisors. We’ll start by reviewing the basic definition and concepts of advocacy and the value of advocacy as a lever for systems change and impact. Arabella Advisors’ advocacy experts, including Senior Directors, Jessica Robinson Love, Loren McArthur, and Liz Sweet, will Introduce … Continued

Event: Environment Partner Interest Circle

A new SV2 Partner Interest Circle is forming, focused on the Environment. The first meeting was in late March and the next meeting is Monday, April 29 from 11:00am to 12:30pm in the SV2 office. Over the next two meetings, we will define the mission, purpose and outcomes of the Interest Circle. Here is where … Continued

Post: Welcome Newest Lightning Grantee Fresh Meat Productions!

Our Building Opportunity and Inclusivity through the Performing Arts Lightning Grant Round was a wonder! We had the amazing opportunity to get to know how six organizations are leveraging the performing arts to cultivate equity, community change-making, and boundless creativity. Of the six organizations, BAYCAT (educates, empowers and employs San Francisco underserved youth in digital … Continued