Our Mission

Our mission is to unleash the resources and talents of the Silicon Valley community in support of promising social ventures to achieve measurable 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 challenges—securing affordable housing, finding stable employment at a living wage, and helping their children navigate troubled school systems.

The need has never been greater for strong, locally-based organizations to address these serious challenges and for new and seasoned philanthropists alike to support effective solutions.

However, it can be difficult to determine how to deploy one’s philanthropic resources—both financial and otherwise—to address this inequality and achieve meaningful change. That’s where SV2 comes in.

Our Vision

We envision a Silicon Valley where everyone makes social responsibility a priority, harnessing our region’s culture of innovation and capacity for giving, to tackle the most pressing challenges we face at home and around the world.

Our Core Values

Our core values anchor our community and how we approach all of our work together.

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Impact

We leverage the extraordinary resources of Silicon Valley leaders and social innovators to create positive impact in our community and world.

Experiential Learning

We learn by doing, challenging ourselves to expand our knowledge, enhance our skills, and broaden our perspectives.

Leadership

We develop emerging and seasoned leaders for social change and support them on their personal leadership journeys through peer leadership opportunities.

Innovation

We seek bold, creative approaches to our work, embracing both proven methods and dynamic new models for social impact.

Collaborative Community

Together we are building a vibrant, welcoming community of engaged citizens. We value listening, diversity, humility, inclusiveness, and respect for all people.