Classic Grant Round Kicks off January 18th

In a first for SV2, the Pathways to Opportunity year combines a full season of learning (September-December) and then a full Grant Round (January-May), all focused on proven pathways out of poverty. We’re excited to kick off the Grant Round in January and hope you’ll join us! If you’d like to join the Grant Round, please fill out this short survey to indicate your preferred meeting days/times.

This fall, Partners heard from three panels of experts, sharing perspectives ranging from research to funder to practitioner, and then shared their top learnings and interests with the leader team.

Partner Leaders Linda Lazor and Alison Elliott have done a terrific job collating Partner feedback and interest, panelist perspectives, and research from the field into a thorough summary of the most promising levers for impact. A Partner research team is working in November to source pipeline organizations, and Partners will meet in person on December 5 (RSVP here) and virtually on December 6 (RSVP here) to choose the areas on which to focus the spring Grant Round. Details are still being planned, but stay tuned for some creative approaches including a possible “Pitch Night” as part of this Round in the spring. If you missed any of the learning sessions, you can access audio and video links of the panels, as well as the collated learning summary, here on my.SV2.