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Event: Leading Systems Change

Local communities are facing serious challenges – rising income inequality, a shortage of affordable housing, chronically underfunded public schools, increasing gun violence, and weather and water impacts of climate change. This has many social change leaders asking: Just how can we collaborate to change complex systems that no longer serve us? How can we re-build … Continued

Event: Prospective Partner Circle

We invite prospective SV2 Partners to come together for informal conversation with some more seasoned Partners. Learn more about how SV2 works, ways to engage, learn and lead within the SV2 community, and share what you are hoping for from your SV2 experience as you explore our community.

Event: Prospective Partner Circle

We invite prospective SV2 Partners to come together for informal conversation with some more seasoned Partners. Learn more about how SV2 works, ways to engage, learn and lead within the SV2 community, and share what you are hoping for from your SV2 experience as you explore our community.

Event: Impact Investing in Climate Solutions

Many of us are feeling a sense of urgency to do more to address climate change. An often overlooked strategy is to put our investments to work on the problem. Come hear practitioners who are making impactful climate solution investments and professionals who can describe the types of investments available using a Project Drawdown framework. … Continued

Person: Lance Fors

For the past decade Lance Fors has focused on transformative leadership for social change. He has concurrently been the long-time board chair of the global network of Social Venture Partnerships (SVPs), Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2), New Teacher Center, Reading Partners, Silicon Valley Childrens Fund, and Strive Together (vice chair), helping each transition from … Continued

Person: Kim Meredith

As the inaugural Executive Director of the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (Stanford PACS), Kim Meredith has been responsible for strategic leadership and consistent organizational growth, scaling Stanford PACS through the expansion of research and programmatic initiatives. Ms. Meredith joined in July 2009, then one year later led the team to acquire the … Continued

Person: Alexa Cortes Culwell

Alexa is the co-founder of Open Impact, a strategic advisory firm partnering with philanthropy leaders to envision, design and accelerate their impact. Her work focuses on strategic planning, leadership development, and speaking/teaching. For the past 25 years she has built and managed foundations and philanthropic initiatives for successful entrepreneurs, including serving as the founding CEO … 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 in person or … Continued

Event: Learning About Disability Issues in the Bay Area and Beyond

Join Kumiko Yoshinari, Ellen Lussier and other SV2 Partners for a Partner-organized learning event on the issues around providing effective support and assistance to people with physical and mental disabilities. The  keynote speaker, Judy Heumann, an internationally recognized leader in the disability community, will guide us through current programs and policies promoting disability rights. Judy’s … Continued

Event: SV2 Kids at Family Giving Tree

If you are an SV2 Partner or prospective Partner with children ages 4-12, please join us for one of our favorite events of the year, working with the Family Giving Tree! SV2 Teens are also welcome to join us. The Family Giving Tree partners with Bay Area social service agencies to collect specific gift wishes … Continued