Become a Partner

Why Partner with Us

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While each SV2 Partner’s experience is unique, here are some of the things you can do as part of our community:

Join our Community: Whether your passion is early childhood education, the environment, international development or something else entirely, there are many opportunities to collaborate with others around shared interestsLearn more.

Learn and Grow: Come to our educational sessions to learn how to be a more effective giver and keep abreast of the latest trends and topics in philanthropy.  Learn more.

Join a Grant or Impact Investment Round: Discover promising Bay Area-based social ventures and learn how to evaluate their impact. Learn more.

Engage your Family: Help your children build the lifelong practices of community service, giving, and empathy.  Learn more.

Make an Impact Beyond Dollars: Share your expertise and experience with our Grantee community and help them build stronger, more effective organizations.  Learn more.

Embrace Leadership Opportunities: Hone your leadership skills in a vibrant welcoming community of people dedicated to continuous learning and creating impact  Learn more.

Becoming a Partner is Easy

There are three ways to get started:

Contact us with your interest

The first step is to contact us to let us know you’re interested so we can meet you and answer any questions you may have.

Take a Test Drive

We invite you to attend one or two SV2 events, plus a New Partner Coffee, to test drive SV2 and make sure it’s the right fit before you join.

Apply and contribute

Fill out the new Partner application online. Once your application is accepted, you can make your tax-deductible contribution of at least $6,000 (or $4,000 for Partners under 35). We recommend that you contribute $10,000 per household if you are able as that represents the full cost of SV2’s impact.

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