SV2 is a community of more than 200 individuals and families who have come together to learn about effective giving and pool our resources to support innovative social ventures.
Our mission is to unleash the resources and talents of the Silicon Valley community to achieve meaningful social impact.
SV2 Partners together select cutting-edge social ventures that receive 3-year grants (up to $150,000 over three years) focused on rotating issue areas including education, environment, at-risk youth, health, and international development. Partners choose Grantees at crucial inflection points in their organizational development, offering “beyond-the-dollars” advising to help them build capacity and scale. Founded by Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen in 1998, SV2 also helps its Partner families become more strategic lifelong citizen philanthropists through experiential learning (including SV2 Teens and Kids programs), educational events and learning from one another. SV2 Partners report becoming more strategic, confident, and generous givers, as well as more actively engaged in their communities.