Reimagining Education Equity in the COVID Recovery | Grant Round Meeting #3

At Meeting #3, Partners will report out on the results of the “application coffee chats,” discuss “SV2 Match” for the seven organizations and select three finalist organizations who will be invited to present at Meeting #4.

SV2’s Spring 2021 Education Grant Round — part of SV2’s local Pathways to Opportunity focus — will focus on education approaches and organizations that are addressing the effects of the COVID pandemic and building toward more equitable education outcomes in the recovery. The pandemic has disproportionately affected low income students and families, and has both revealed and intensified inequitable academic outcomes for students from underrepresented groups. This Grant Round will look at interventions including expanded learning, family engagement, and teacher development — approaches that are needed both now and as we look forward to recovery and rebuilding from the pandemic. We’re especially interested in organizations which have innovated or pivoted to bring new approaches to advance educational equity.

As part of SV2’s commitment to embedding an equity lens in our grantmaking practice, we’ve designed this Grant Round based on insights from a variety of community stakeholders, especially those close to the ground and with lived experience. A Partner research team conducted 25 interviews in November and December with a variety of educators, funders, researchers, and nonprofit leaders. Their insights and recommendations have shaped our approach to this Grant Round as well as the pool of nonprofit organizations we’ll consider.

This Grant Round will continue SV2’s approach to the application process: virtual “coffee chats” between small groups of Partners and nonprofit applicants will take the place of written grant applications. Partners will learn about the sector and conduct diligence on the organizations over the course of five meetings from January to June. The Grant Round is led by Partners Meg Bannick and Grace Mah and staff member Jody Chang. Meetings will be on Thursdays from 11:30am -1:30pm via Zoom. 

Please contact Jody Chang with questions.

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 “Go to online event page” box. This will take you to a screen with a gray “video” square. When you’re ready to join the meeting, click on the arrow in the gray square, which will take you to the Zoom meeting.

If you have additional questions or have difficulties joining the meeting, please contact Lucinda Brommersma (, Director of Partner Engagement.