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Page: Lightning Round Grants

How does it work? Lightning Grant Rounds are a shorter grantmaking experience, taking place over just one month. Each Lightning Round focuses on a particular issue area (for example, Economic Opportunity, Education, Environment, and Housing, among others). SV2’s Lightning Rounds rely on funder allies, foundations who collaborate with SV2, by nominating organizations from their own portfolios … Continued

Page: Classic Grant Rounds

How does it work? In a Classic Grant Round, participating Partners learn about one issue area -- for example, Education, the Environment, International Development, or Economic Opportunity & Employment -- and get to know several Bay Area nonprofits working in that sector. After five to six months of learning, diligence and evaluation, we choose one … Continued

Page: Grants and Impact Investments

SV2 Partners pool annual contributions, and then together decide where to grant the collective funds. See how it works: Classic Grant Rounds Partners participate in a five to six month experiential grantmaking process, collectively deciding which nonprofits to fund. Explore Lightning Grant Rounds In a condensed one-month process, Partners review a small group of potential Grantees culled … Continued

Page: What We Do

Collaborative giving and learning We pool our resources to invest in social ventures while learning and working together. Our social impact model has four components. Grants and Impact InvestmentsWe pool our capital to make multi-year general operating support grants and impact investments in social ventures.Learning ProgramsWe offer skill-building workshops and cutting-edge social sector learning programs.Capacity … Continued

Page: Impact Reports

2017-18 Impact Report View SV2’s 2017-18 Impact Report which provides more information about our community, our programs, our impact, and our financials. 2016-17 Impact Report View SV2’s 2016-17 Impact Report which provides more information about our community, our programs, our impact, and our financials. 2015-16 Impact Report View SV2’s 2015-16 Impact Report which provides more … Continued

Page: Meet Our Partners

Meet a few of SV2's Partners, each of whom has a unique story about why they joined SV2 and what they've found here.

Page: Our Story

SV2 was born in a coffee shop rather than a garage, but our origins have much in common with the startup companies of Silicon Valley legend. At Palo Alto’s University Coffee, Stanford business student Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen pitched the president of the local Community Foundation with a new model of giving and investing in social impact. … Continued

Page: Our Mission

Our mission is to unleash the resources and talents of the Silicon Valley community to achieve meaningful social impact. THE Challenge While we are in the midst of a time of great wealth and opportunity in Silicon Valley, we are also witnessing unprecedented levels of inequality in our region. Many of our neighbors are struggling with significant … Continued