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Grantee: The Big Lift

The Big Lift is a collective impact initiative uniting more than 300 organizations and businesses toward the common goal of raising the percentage of San Mateo County third graders reading at grade level from 50% to 80% by 2020.

Grantee: The Art of Yoga Project

The Art of Yoga Project uses yoga and art to help teenage girls in the juvenile justice system prepare for a positive future through a trauma-informed, gender-responsive intervention program run by trained yoga teachers and art educators.

Person: Jon Goulden

How did you hear about SV2? A good friend, who was already an SV2 Partner, suggested that we might be interested and invited us to a “Get to Know SV2” event. What made you decide to join? Jon: With our children already ‘off to college’ we had extra time and wanted to learn more about … Continued

Person: Tony Stayner

How did you hear about SV2? SV2 came highly recommended by two different programs I attended on strategic philanthropy, one through a Young President’s Organization event where Lance Fors spoke, and the other through The Philanthropy Workshop program where SV2 Partner, Kelly Pope, spoke. What made you decide to join? First, the timing was right. … Continued

Person: Lisa Jones

In addition to numerous community volunteer engagements and raising a family, Lisa’s background includes being part of the founding team of a college prep company, owning a small business which served school districts, senior management positions in Silicon Valley and management consulting. At SV2, she co-leads Impact Investing. Her interests are in identifying and developing … Continued

Page: Partner Contribution

Thank you for your contribution to SV2! Your generous donation makes SV2’s robust grantmaking, learning programs, and operations possible. We are deeply grateful for your support. All contributions are fully tax-deductible. $ Donation Amount: Visionary Leadership Circle PartnerSustaining Partner (recommended)Contributing PartnerUnder 35 Contributing PartnerOther (Custom Amount) Select Payment Method PayPal Personal Info First Name * … Continued

Event: SV2 Movie Night, POVERTY, INC., Showing & Discussion with Village Enterprise

Please join us to watch the award-winning documentary POVERTY, INC. and discuss its powerful message with our grantee Village Enterprise. The movie trailer is here: http://www.povertyinc.org/ From social entrepreneurship to foreign aid, POVERTY, INC. examines the rise of charity as a multibillion dollar poverty industry. We will gather at 6:00 pm for light appetizers, beverages … Continued

Person: Bill Brownell

Bill Brownell joined SV2 in 2012, was elected to the Board in 2013, and became the Board Chair in 2015.   He leads the Executive Committee of the Board and has co-led the SV2 Strategic Plan development, the impact investing working group and served as a CEO Advisor to several SV2 grantees. He is committed to … Continued