Meeting 1 of 2: Building Opportunity and Inclusivity through the Performing Arts – Lightning Grant Round

Engagement with the performing arts can inspire individual growth, build community, and expand opportunity. This Lightning Grant Round (LGR) will focus on Bay Area arts organizations that use participation and exposure to performing arts disciplines to build opportunity and create inclusivity for low-income, underserved, or vulnerable communities. SV2 Partners Ellen Lussier, JoAnne Tillemans, and Lisa Jones are co-leading this LGR.

Partners will review and select from a group of six Bay Area organizations nominated by our generous Funder Ally and Grant Round Financial Sponsor, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. There will be an optional Zoom call on Tuesday, February 19th 12-1:30pm with Adam Fong, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to learn more about the six organizations, why he nominated them, what Partners are encouraged to keep in mind, etc. 

Partners will vote on 3 organizations to become finalists. 

  • Meeting 1 (meet and get to know our 3 finalist organizations): Thursday, March 7th 6:30-9pm
  • Meeting 2 (Partners discuss our 3 finalist organizations and vote on Grantee): Thursday, March 21st 6:30-9pm. To vote, Partners must read the diligence shared about the 3 finalist organizations before Meeting 2 and be present in-person at Meeting 2.

Meeting 1 is open to SV2 Partners and Prospective Partners. Meeting 2 is open to just SV2 Partners.

Please RSVP by Monday, February 18th 2019.

Both Meetings at Lucie Stern Community Center (Community Room): 1305 Middlefield Rd #1, Palo Alto, CA 94301



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