At Meeting #4, Partners will report out on site visits, engage in final discussion, and select the Affordable Housing Grantee. Site visits will take place the week of November 18 and the week of December 2. All Grant Round participants are encouraged to attend site visits, as they offer a wonderful opportunity to meet staff, Board members and clients of the finalist organizations and learn more deeply about the organizations’ work. Note that for the grant decision meeting on December 10, Partners must be present in person to vote. Dinner will be served at 6:15pm. Program will start at 6:30pm.
The Affordable Housing Grant Round — part of SV2’s local Pathways to Opportunity focus — will look at approaches and organizations which are working to address the complex Bay Area housing crisis. Stable, affordable housing is a basic need which has become inaccessible to many in our community. Partners will learn about the range of housing needs (from homeless to middle income residents) and the varied challenges which play into the housing crisis (for example, funding, cost, zoning, public will). We’ll consider various approaches like the “Three P’s” (Production, Preservation, and Protection), and intervention models including direct services and advocacy.
Our Funder Allies, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and Silicon Valley Community Foundation, have nominated promising organizations from their portfolios and will share their insights and best practices with SV2 Partners. Partners will learn about the sector and conduct diligence on the organizations over the course of four meetings from September to December. The chosen Grantee will receive a grant of $120,000 over three years, along with Beyond-the-Dollars support; two finalists will each receive $10,000.
The Round will be co-led by Paru Desai and Harold Wang, with staff support from Jody Chang. All Partners are welcome to join in the Grant Round in any way that meets their interests: to audit one or more meetings of the Grant Round, or to participate in the full Grant Round (four meetings in total). Please email Jody Chang with any questions at email@example.com.RSVP