February News

Impact Investing | Due Diligence Training

Wednesday, 2/7 | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | In Person at SV2 Office

350 Twin Dolphin Drive Suite 103, Redwood City, CA

This workshop will review the due diligence criteria SV2 uses to source and screen deals and make investment decisions. We’ll also cover commonly used terms in early-stage impact investing and walk through data room documents and deal mechanics. The workshop will be followed by a casual Happy Hour from 4:00 - 6:00pm.


SV2 Happy Hour

Wednesday, 2/7 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | In Person at SV2 Office

350 Twin Dolphin Drive Suite 103, Redwood City, CA

Join us for a casual Happy Hour at the SV2 office -- come connect with old friends and make some new ones. We'll have drinks and light snacks, and we look forward to seeing you there!


SV2 Impact Investing | February Monthly Pitches

Wednesday, 2/14 | 11:30am - 1:00pm | Zoom

The SV2 Impact Investing Group (IIG) meets monthly to hear two social enterprise startups pitch. Partners are invited to provide input on the pitches and volunteer to participate on due diligence teams. All SV2 Partners are welcome to begin regularly attending IIG meetings at any point in the year or are welcome to attend meetings on a drop-in basis. Immediately following the Monthly Pitches, the Investment Committee (IC) convenes to hear the due diligence reports from the previous month and make investment decisions on behalf of SV2. All Partners in IIG are welcome to observe the IC Meetings immediately following the Monthly Pitches.


Health Equity Interest Group

Friday, 2/23 | 3:00pm - 4:30pm | Zoom

This Partner-led group meets monthly to learn more about health inequities in the US. We pick a different topic to dive into each month, and attendees are encouraged to look at these or do some research on their own on the topic in advance. Topics are posted 2-3 weeks ahead of time on the mysv2 platform and emailed to everyone who is registered. Please reach out to Deb Dauber with any questions.


New Partner Orientation

Monday, 3/4 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Zoom

You’re a new Partner and we want to connect you to our community! Meet other new Partners and get oriented to the ins and outs of SV2 – programming, community norms and guidelines, answers to FAQs and more.



The Social Impact Book Club, led by SV2 Partner Paru Desai, is for current Partners only and meets on the 3rd Sunday of each month. Join the Book Club on mySV2! RSVP here.

Community Highlights & Volunteer Opportunities

Food Distribution with Redwood City Together

Friday, 2/9 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm | In Person

Fair Oaks Community Center 2600 Middlefield Rd. Redwood City, CA 94065

Join us for some community volunteering! This is a monthly food distribution where 200-250 families benefit from free groceries. This is an exciting in person volunteer opportunity to be in community with Redwood City Together, our new Community Initiative Grantee Partner. We have five slots available for the SV2 community each month. RSVP here.

Upward Scholars Conversation Club

Friday, 2/23 | 6:30pm - 7:45pm | Zoom

Upward Scholars is looking for conversation-only partners to help students practice and improve their English conversation skills in a more casual, friendly virtual setting with a fluent English speaker. More details and RSVP here by February 16th. 

One Life Counseling

Fridays | 10:00am - 2:00pm

Want to make a difference but don’t have a lot of time to volunteer? We love food donations on Fridays for our Monday Markets. One Life’s Monday Market serves over 1,200 meals. Bring any shelf stable donations at (1033 Laurel St. San Carlos) and we will get them to clients with food insecurity. More info here.

Brightline Defense

Brightline Defense is seeking an entrepreneurial Policy Director with the ability to develop and contribute to the development of legal / regulatory affairs strategy in support of ambitious policy objectives. Apply here.

About SV2

Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2) is a learning community of everyday givers committed to accelerating equity in the Bay Area through grantmaking and impact investing. For over 20 years, SV2 has been a trusted social innovation leader supporting locals to connect, learn, and practice giving in community alongside their peers. 

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