Category: News



If you missed the Backyard Impact Social…

135 Bay Area changemakers gathered on the Sunday afternoon of August 28th, under one-hundred-year-old redwoods at the beautiful Atherton home of SV2 Partners Aarti and Asheem Chandna, to celebrate the end of summer.  After a long...



Kicking off the Fall Climate Justice Grant Round!

Our grantmaking and community engagement will advance climate justice. This can include supporting frontline communities in building resilience to climate change, addressing environmental consequences of our fossil fuel economy, and...



Welcome New Board Members

We are thrilled to welcome four new members to SV2's Board of Directors: Gatanya Arnic, Kelly Pope, Dr. Linda Prieto and Zelica Rodriguez-Deams. As part of our Strategic Plan's emphasis on equity and power sharing, three of the new Board...



Thanks to Outgoing Board Members

We are deeply grateful for the many contributions of outgoing Board members Dan Barritt, Aarti Chandna, Paru Desai, Lisa Jones, and Rick Tinsley. Dan has served as a Grant Round leader and member of the Grantmaking and Impact Investment...



Impact Investing Year in Review

We’re pleased to report that three SV2 Investees had exits this year, and that SV2 made four additional investments, all with a focus on environment or climate adaptation and mitigation. We benefited from a terrific learning series on...



Partner Survey Results

The 2022 Partner Survey Results are in! This survey is one way of understanding SV2’s impact on Partners and how we can continue to achieve our mission, learn, make positive social impact and cultivate community. Everyone can read more...



Backyard Impact Social

Community. By itself, it is already a powerful word. On Sunday, May 22, as the newest member of the SV2 team, I got to witness it first-hand. More than 80 Bay Area locals passionate about social impact gathered in the Noe Valley...



Getting Proximate and Beyond on Climate Justice

We can all see and feel vividly the effects of climate change in our own experiences: sea level rise, wildfires, heat, floods, drought, etc.  But what we don’t see, is their disproportionate impacts on our frontline communities who are...