Director of Community Engagement, Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2)
Amy Badiani is a first-generation Indian-American, daughter of immigrant parents, the youngest sister of three sisters, an ever-excited aunt, and an ambitious changemaker. Badiani is the director of community engagement with the Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund (SV2). Her “day to day” includes centering equity and community leadership throughout, facilitating trust-based funding, advancing strong relationship building with community partners, connecting changemakers with each other to increase empathy and collaborate to make deeper social impact, sustaining organizational health and capacity, measuring and sharing impact, and streamlining processes and systems. Badiani has 10+ years of experience in local and global social impact, with previous roles co-founding a community-led education initiative in Rwanda, as well as Amnesty International, the United Nations Development Program, International Institute of St. Louis, and Ashoka: Everyone a Changemaker. She also co-leads Development Solutions Organization, a volunteer-run social impact consultancy. Badiani holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University. She is passionate about equitable and bold changemaking, human-centered design, community engagement, creative confidence, recycling, dancing (she is a dance fitness instructor), running, adventuring in nature and globally, learning and growing, gathering with loved ones and in community, enchiladas, and healthy competition!