Tech for Good Grant Round Meeting #2 | Get to know each other

Get to know 5 Bay Area Tech for Good orgs and help them get to know SV2!

In Meeting #2 on Zoom, we’ll hear directly from each of the five finalist organizations about their mission and work. SV2 and the finalist organizations will “Get to know each other”. Each Executive Director, along with any key teammates or community members they’d like to bring, will share more about their journeys, their organization’s changemaking, impact and leadership, and open up for questions.

About the Grant Round:

In our rapidly changing world, technology impacts every aspect of our lives—how we navigate, learn, work, communicate, manage our health, and shop. And yet, not everyone has access to basic technology that some of us take for granted. For example, according to SF’s Digital Equity Strategic Plan, about one in eight San Franciscans lack high-speed internet access at home, and one in seven lack basic digital literacy skills. As artificial intelligence and other emerging technologies evolve, they promise to reshape our existence and wellness further yet they bring some pressing questions. In what ways will our lives and well-being be altered? Who might be left behind? And what innovative technological solutions can we develop that are not just effective, but also fair and sustainable?”

Despite some concerns, technology is being increasingly harnessed for good, driving positive change globally by empowering marginalized communities, improving individual well-being, and enabling societal progress. Examples of this positive impact include accelerating emergency response, redistributing unused food or medicines to under-resourced communities, providing clean alternatives to fossil fuels, and more.

Inclusivity in technology, which resonates with our diverse experiences, challenges, and ambitions, is crucial for the flourishing of individuals and communities alike.

In this context, SV2’s Tech for Good Grant Round will allocate $150,000 of unrestricted, three-year funding across two organizations ($75,000 each), to be selected in May 2024. SV2 will also offer the selected organizations beyond-the-dollars support, as helpful, and friendship! Throughout our process, SV2 will practices equity and trust-based philanthropy in our grantmaking and relationship building.

Upcoming Grant Round Meetings

In these meetings, SV2 Partners will learn more about our five finalists and select two Grantee Partners:

  • Meeting #3 | Learning + Sharing | Tuesday, April 23rd 12:30-2:30PM | RSVP
  • Meeting #4 | Grant Decision | Tuesday, May 7th 12:30-2:30PM | Zoom | RSVP

This Grant Round is co-led by Aarthi Ramaswamy and Shalyn Eason (SV2 Partners) and Amy Badiani (SV2 staff). Questions? Contact Amy Badiani, Director of Community Engagement, SV2:

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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 (


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