Greetings SV2 Friends,

It's time to dive into a dynamic lineup of SV2's giving and learning programming this fall. We're kicking off both our Impact Investment Round and Education Learning Year - as well as hosting our annual all-community Fall Gathering, where you’ll hear from SV2's newest cohort of inspiring Grantees and Impact Investees. Missed SV2 over the summer? Don't worry. You can scan the "in case you missed it" section below to sample some SV2 highlights from the summer.

— Team sv2

 
 

Education Learning Year Kickoff

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Through SV2's education-focused grantmaking, SV2 Partners regularly dive into different strategies to address the challenge of educating a diverse population in the 21st century. It is also helpful to have a broader, holistic view of the full education ecosystem in which SV2 grantmaking takes place. That's the purpose of SV2's K-12 Education Learning Year, which kicks off at SV2 on Sept. 15.

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Are you joining us at the SVP Conference?

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Hundreds of business leaders, nonprofit executives, board members, social entrepreneurs, and venture philanthropists come together each year for the Social Venture Partners Global Conference. This year on October 20-22, several SV2 Board members, Partners, and staff are planning to make the short trip down to Los Angeles; we welcome you to join us.

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Lightning Grant Round ahead

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Get ready for some lightning-fast learning and impact as we prepare for this year’s Lightning Grant Round, which will be held not once but twice this year based on popular demand -- first in November and then again in January. Led by SV2 Partners Lisa Guerra and Nancy Heinen and offered through partnership with some of the region’s most well-respected foundations, this shorter duration grantmaking experience is designed to be accessible to a wide range of Partners, especially those who are unable to regularly attend traditional Grant Rounds.

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In case you missed it...

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1. Press release: SV2 awards $445k in grants and impact investments
2. Article: SV2 welcomes five new Board members
3. Article: SV2’s ED featured in NCG’s newsletter
4. Preview: SV2’s 2016-17 Experiential Giving Programs and Learning Sessions

 
 

SV2's new office look

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Come enjoy SV2’s vibrant new headquarters! We're settling into our new color-infused space at the Sobrato Center for Nonprofits. A huge thank you to the Sobrato Family Foundation for generously subsidizing this social impact hub for our SV2 community.
 

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Farewell to Andie, SV2's Rising Leader Fellow

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This month, we say a fond and bittersweet farewell to Andie Taylor, SV2’s Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen Rising Leader Fellow. Andie has been an invaluable part of Team SV2 over the past year.
 

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In the news: Learning Genie

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SV2 Impact Investee, Learning Genie, was recently featured in the San Diego Business Journal.
 

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With heavy hearts

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Our hearts and thoughts go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Peter deCourcy Hero, an early SV2 champion, who passed away on Sunday, Aug. 21.
 

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Welcome to SV2

 
 
Roslyn Payne      

Roslyn Payne has been active in the real estate/finance industries for over 45 years in senior leadership roles. Married to Lisle Payne for over 40 years, she and her family share interests in education, youth development, and travel. Her focus for the past several years has been an initiative she launched at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Business School which combines both disciplines in academic rigor and research with community partners around the world.

 
 

Upcoming Events

THURs. Sept. 15 | 10:30aM - 11:30aM

New Partner Circle

Prospective and new SV2 Partners join 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. This informal gathering will take place immediately prior to the Education Learning Year Kickoff, which we invite you to attend.

SV2 - 350 TWIN DOLPHIN DR., SUITE 103

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THURs. sept. 15 | 11:15aM - 1:30PM

Education Learning Year Kickoff

The first of the monthly learning sessions that will make up our Education Learning Year is on the topic What’s Behind the Achievement Gap. We are looking forward to diving deeper into this important topic in education equity. 11:15am light lunch, 11:30am meeting begins.

SV2 - 350 TWIN DOLPHIN DR., SUITE 103

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TUES. SEPT. 27 | 6:00PM - 8:30PM

SV2 Fall Gathering: The Power of Voice

Join us for an evening filled with conversation and community as we collectively appreciate the awesome power of voice, learn more about what’s coming up at SV2, and spend time together with SV2 Grantees, Partners, and other social impact field leaders.

OSHMAN FAMILY JCC - 3921 FABIAN WAY - PALO ALTO, CA

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FRI. OCT. 14 | 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Springboard Learning Session: Roadmap to Responsible Investing: Competitive Returns in Public Markets?

SV2's 'Invest with a Purpose' Learning Session series picks up where our Aligning your Portfolio with Your Values session left off in the fall of 2014. Lots has been changing in the impact investing field and this session will provide a good overview, as well as examine in depth exactly what one would do if they wanted to align their public investment portfolio with their values. 11:30am lunch, 12:00pm learning session begins.

SV2 - 350 TWIN DOLPHIN DR., SUITE 103

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FRI. Nov. 4 | 10:30aM - 11:30aM

New Partner Circle

Prospective and new SV2 Partners join 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. This informal gathering will take place immediately prior to the Springboard Learning Session, which we invite you to attend.

SV2 - 350 TWIN DOLPHIN DR., SUITE 103

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FRI. NOV. 4 | 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Springboard Learning Session: The Giving Code: The State of Silicon Valley Nonprofits & Philanthropy

Join SV2 Partners Alexa Cortes Culwell and Heather McLeod Grant as they share the findings from their newly released report, “The Giving Code: The State of Silicon Valley Nonprofits and Philanthropy." Providing a holistic portrait of the region’s nonprofit and philanthropy ecosystems, Heather and Alexa will outline some of the disconnects between what local philanthropists expect and what local nonprofits are prepared to provide. 11:30am lunch, 12:00pm learning session begins.

SV2 - 350 TWIN DOLPHIN DR., SUITE 103

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Wed. & Thurs. Nov. 9-10 | 8:00aM - 5:00pM

Deep Dive Workshop: Impact Investing in Silicon Valley, brought to you by the Palo Alto Impact Center

This Impact Investing Executive Education program is designed to provide practical, hands-on professional education for both new and existing impact investors. Utilizing a variety of formats such as company presentations, working groups, and culminating with a "demo day," the program will allow individuals and teams of professionals to gain exposure to the concepts, experts, and deal flow sources specific to the impact investing field. Discount available for SV2 Partners (Promo Code: SV2Partner).

SV2 - 350 TWIN DOLPHIN DR., SUITE 103

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wed. NOV. 16 | 6:30pM - 9:00PM

Lightning Grant Round Meeting 1 of 2

First of two meetings for this fast-paced grantmaking experience. Landscape research is still being finalized to determine the focus area of this year's Lightning Grant Round, but it's not too early to let us know you're interested. Light dinner included. Please note that the Lightning Grant Round requires advance pre-work and attendance at both meetings.

SV2 - 350 TWIN DOLPHIN DR., SUITE 103

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wed. NOV. 30 | 6:30pM - 9:00PM

Lightning Grant Round Meeting 2 of 2

Second of two meetings for this fast-paced grantmaking experience. Landscape research is still being finalized to determine the focus area of this year's Lightning Grant Round, but it's not too early to let us know you're interested. Light dinner included. Please note that the Lightning Grant Round requires advance pre-work and attendance at both meetings.

SV2 - 350 TWIN DOLPHIN DR., SUITE 103

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Grantee Events

SEPT. 13 | The Big Lift's Quarterly Peninsula Partnership Leadership Council (PPLC) Meeting (Redwood City)

OCT. 13 | Village Enterprise Site Visit & Meet and Greet (San Carlos)


Curated Events

SEPT 13 | Investors' Circle 'Beyond the Pitch' (San Francisco)

SEPT 13-14 | SSIR Nonprofit Management Institute (Stanford)

SEPT 13-17 | Social Capital Markets Conference (SOCAP) (San Francisco)

SEPT 15 | Changing the Game for Children and the Economy (Mountain View)

OCT 9-11 | Silicon Valley Community Foundation Innovation Conference (San Francisco)

 
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