Mental Health & Wellbeing Grant Round Meeting #3 | Learning + Sharing

SV2 Partners will go deeper in their learning about the five applicant organizations by discussing the coffee chats and financial review.

In Meeting #3 on Zoom, Partners will go deeper in their learning about the five applicant organizations by discussing the results of the coffee chats and the financial review. The coffee chats are relational, structured, and tend to be very energizing conversations! The coffee chats replace written grant applications, which can often be very burdensome for busy nonprofit leaders to complete, and can detract from their organization’s key work.

About the Grant Round:

In December 2023, SV2 will allocate $150,000 of unrestricted, three-year funding across two organizations ($75,000 each). SV2 will also offer the selected organizations beyond-the-dollars support towards achieving their goals, and friendship.

Between August – December 2023, SV2 Grant Round participants are engaging community to understand what mental health & wellbeing means day to day and in practice, learning more about specific organizations, and practicing equity and trust-based philanthropy throughout our relationship building and grantmaking. SV2 Partners: please join the mySV2 Health Group if you’re interested in participating in our Grant Round.

Upcoming Grant Round Meetings (on Zoom):

  • Meeting #4 | Grant Decision | Tuesday, Dec. 5th 12:30-2:30PM | RSVP here

Mental Health & Wellbeing continuously emerges as a top priority in our community, weaves the fabric of human experience, shapes our emotions, relationships and overall resilience. Mental Health & Wellbeing ultimately influences our collective strength and vitality of our communities.

The Bay Area, known for its vibrant culture, technological advancements, and thriving economy, struggles with its unique challenges to mental health and wellbeing. These challenges are a fast-paced lifestyle, intense work environment, and high cost of living. All these stressors can increase the risk of both substance use and mental illness.

We’re learning more about changemaking to advance mental health & wellbeing among youth, young adults, and adults, including prevention, early intervention, and treatment. We’re also exploring how this intersects with different identities, cultures, and social justice.

This Grant Round is co-led by Tanja Powers and Tara Maddala (SV2 Partners) and Amy Badiani (SV2 staff). Questions? Contact Amy Badiani, Director of Community Engagement, SV2:


This session will be held in virtual format via Zoom. The meeting access info will be sent via Eventbrite confirmation emails. To access the meeting info, Eventbrite will require you to log in or create an account if you don’t already have one.

You will receive confirmation emails from Eventbrite 48 hours before the event, 2 hours before the event, and as the event begins. In any of these confirmation emails, click the orange “View the event” box. This will take you to a screen with an orange “Join now” button. Click on the button. This will take you to Zoom and you can follow the Zoom prompts to join the session.

If you have additional questions or have difficulties joining the meeting, please contact Amy Badiani (