News Coverage

 

Featured below are select articles and stories featuring Silicon Valley Community Foundation leadership, programs, partners and impact.

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2014

Paul Allen to Give $100 Million to Tackle Ebola Crisis
The New York Times, Oct. 23, 2014

Philanthropy 400, A Year of Recovery: Big Gains at America's Top Charities (subscription)
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Oct. 19, 2014

Silicon Valley Foundation makes its philanthropic mark
San Francisco Chronicle, Oct. 19, 2014

Facebook founder reshapes giving with $25 million to fight Ebola
San Francisco Chronicle/SFGate.com, Oct. 14, 2014

The dark side of Silicon Valley: Sex slavery, forced labor abound
Silicon Valley Business Journal, Oct. 10, 2014

Pizarro: Silicon Valley Gives will return in May 2015
San Jose Mercury News, Oct. 9, 2014

GoPro Founders Give $500-Million to Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Chronicle of Philanthropy, Oct. 3, 2014

 

Emmett D. Carson first to hold Charles Stewart Mott Foundation Chair in School of Philanthropy
Chronicle of Philanthropy, August 29, 2014

Public access television: It could thrive if Congress lifted restriction
San Jose Mercury News, Aug. 28, 2014

 

Emmett D. Carson: Mission of my Brother’s Keeper resonates in Silicon Valley, too
San Jose Mercury News, February 28, 2014

Driving Impact Through Donor Advised Funds: Community Foundations as Catalysts for Impact Investing
Impact Assets Issue Brief

Donors in Silicon Valley Want Flexibility in Their Giving, a Nonprofit Finds
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 9, 2014

Transformed Fund Reaps Windfall
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 9, 2014

Bay Area Foundation Criticized for Not Doing More for Area’s Poor
The Chronicle of Philanthropy, February 9, 2014

San Mateo County launches Big Lift reading initiative
The Daily Journal, February 7, 2014

Young Philanthropists Seek to Change the World, but not Just Give (video)
Al Jazeera America, January 10, 2014

Sanjay Mehrotra of SanDisk named 2013 CEO of the Year by ‘Powered by EF’
American Bazaar, January 16, 2014

A Good Deed in a World of Austerity
Huffington Post UK, January 8, 2014

Bloomberg Tops List in Donor Generosity
Jewish Voice - Online, January 8, 2014

Philanthropists Get Back to Giving "Big Gifts"
Becker's Hospital Review - Online, January 8, 2014

New year brings new money
Half Moon Bay Review - Online, January 8, 2014

Billionaires Add $524 Billion To Worth In 2013
Family Office Review, January 7, 2014

Silicon Valley Community Foundation recognizes Five Award Winners at Annual Powered by EF Reception
Targeted News Service, January 7, 2014

What the Super-Rich Are Spending Their Fortunes On Now
Time - Business & Money, January 7, 2014

People to Watch in 2014
Chronicle of Philanthropy, January 7, 2014

15 Biggest Charitable Gifts of 2013
ThinkAdvisor, January 7, 2014

Editorial: Younger donors are reshaping modern philanthropy
Dallas Morning News - Online, January 6, 2014

Facebook's Zuckerberg Makes Largest 2013 US Donation
Jewish Press - Online, The, January 5, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg's donation highlights Silicon Valley poverty
Financial Times, January 3, 2014

Philanthropic donations go up in 2013
The Seattle Times, January 1, 2014

US philanthropists make charitable donations worth $3.4bn in 2013
The Guardian, January 1, 2014

Billionaires, Led By Zuckerberg, Dig A Bit Deeper With 10 Biggest Charitable
Forbes, January 1, 2014

Zuckerberg tops list of US philanthropists
CNBC.com, January 1, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg is America's biggest philanthropist
Telegraph.co.uk, January 1, 2014

New report: Large charitable donations show a marked increase in 2013
Examiner.com, January 1, 2014

Facebook's Zuckerberg Tops 2013 Charitable Giving List
Newsmax.com, January 1, 2014

2013

Silicon Valley foundation gets huge Zuckerberg donation
San Francisco Chronicle, December 20, 2013

Who’s Getting Zuckerberg’s $1 Billion?
Wall Street Journal, December 19, 2013

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg makes $1 billion donation
San Jose Mercury, December 19, 2013

Zuckerberg Commits $1-Billion More to Silicon Valley Community Fund
Chronicle of Philanthropy, December 19, 2013

Zuckerberg sells some Facebook shares, gives nearly a billion dollars to charity
Fast Company, December, 19, 2013

Mark Zuckerberg donates nearly $1 billion to charity
Boston News, December 19, 2013

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Honors Giving Pledge With Share Sale
The Street, December 20, 2013

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg donates nearly $1 billion to charity
December 20, 2013, Myrtle Beach Online

Zuckerberg gives $1 billion in stock to community fund
San Francisco Business Times (blog), December 20, 2013

This Magic Moment: Holiday Train with Santa Aboard Lights Up the Night
The Santa Clara Weekly, December 18, 2013

Holiday Caltrain rolls into Palo Alto
Peninsula Press, December 9, 2013

Emmett D. Carson Interviewed on Financial Insider Weekly
Financial Insider Weekly, November 25, 2013

West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center - CalTrain Holiday Train
96.5 Koit, November 24, 2013

Op-Ed: Holiday Train is back on track collecting toys for those in need
Digital Journal, November 9, 2013

AIF, SVCF Hosts Chat With Author Gurcharan Das
IndiaWest

My Turn: Working to Bridge the Prosperity Gap
San Jose Mercury News - Pacifica Tribune, November 5, 2013

Common Core Interview: Noticias Univisión 14 - A las 6 p.m. (60MB video)
October 30, 2013

Emmett D. Carson – Redefining Community Foundations
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter 2013

Community foundations as international grantmakers? - Emmett Carson, Mari Ellen Reynolds Loijens and Samantha Owens
Alliance Magazine - September 2013

Changing the Classroom Context
Grantmakers for Education, July 12, 2013

The Changing Classroom Context: The Impact of the Common Core on Communities and Grantmaking
June 21, 2013

Beyond the Headlines - ABC KGO TV
Juneteenth Roundtable - Guest-hosted by ABC7's Ama Daetz - June 9, 2013

Mercury News editorial: Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal to spend $1 billion on Common Core deserves support
Mercury News, May 17, 2013

Margaret Lavin: Early literacy is key to academic success
Mercury News, April 1, 2013

Emmett D. Carson: Silicon Valley schools have to collaborate on Common Core transition
Mercury News March 28, 2013

Cassidy: Silicon Valley needs to harness its innovative spirit to level the playing field for blacks and Hispanics
Mercury News February 15, 2013

Mercury News editorial: School districts must tackle algebra discrimination
Mercury News, February 19, 2013

Bay Area Leaders Consider Merging Region 
Associated Press, February 8, 2013

Jobs, income and IPOs up in Silicon Valley
Fresno Bee, February 5, 2013

Valley job growth biggest since "dotcom" boom
Palo Alto Online, February 5, 2013

SF steals some of Silicon Valley's job creation thunder
ABC San Francisco, February 5, 2013

2013 Silicon Valley Index: strong growth propels Silicon Valley from recession but many still struggling
SFGate, February 5, 2013

Silicon Valley job growth is "prodigious" and has returned to dot-com levels: report
Mercury News, February 5, 2013

Silicon Valley Community Foundation raised $985M in 2012
San Francisco Business Times, January 15, 2013

2012

Lessons in Building a Better Community, One Voice at a Time
Erica Wood, B.A., Silicon Valley Community Foundation, 2012

Silicon Valley Community Foundation grants $661,000 for catch-up math education
Contra Costa Times, December 27, 2012

Zuckerberg Donates $500M to Silicon Valley Foundation
NBC Bay Area, December 19, 2012

Mark Zuckerberg donates $500 million
CNN/ Fortune, December 18, 2012

Facebook founder Zuckerberg gives $500 million in stock to SV Community Foundation
Mercury News, December 19, 2012

Mark Zuckerberg Finds Giving Spirit, Donates $500 Million to Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Forbes, December 18, 2012

Emmett D. Carson: Charitable deduction should be the last thing Congress cuts
Mercury News, December 14, 2012

Interview with Dr. Emmett Carson
"How to promote community giving as a family value."
Financial Insider Weekly, November 16, 2012

Holiday Train of Giving
Comcast Newsmakers, November

Redefining Community Foundations
Stanford Social Innovation Review, Winter, 2013 issue

Educators focus on school readiness
San Mateo Daily Journal, November 17, 2012

The power of giving
Pacifica Tribune, November 11, 2012

U.S. community foundations at the crossroads of change
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, October 2, 2012

Mercury News interview: Emmett Carson, CEO and president, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Mercury News, August 3, 2012

Legal Aid Boost for Immigrants
Mountain View Voice, August 1, 2012

Safety-net nonprofits reap over $1.5M in grants in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties
Mercury News, June 27, 2012

New report says coast still not ready for tsunami
Half Moon Bay Review, June 21, 2012

Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the Entrepreneurs Foundation announce merger
Mercury News, June 8, 2012

Advocacy Success: San Jose' Passes Strong Controls on Payday Lending
RE: Philanthropy, May 31, 2012

Report Outlines Indian American Philanthropy in Silicon Valley
IndiaWest, May 4, 2012

South Bay Attacks Payday Lending
NBC Bay Area, April 25, 2012

 Andreessen Horowitz partners pledge half their earnings to philanthropy
Mercury News, April 27, 2012

50 Best Nonprofits to Work For in 2012
NonProfit Times, April 1, 2012

Report gives C's, D's to schools in educating poor, minority students.
Mercury News, March 23, 2012

A Good Year for Holiday Fund
The Almanac Online, March 15, 2012

Beyond the Headlines Bridging the Income Gap
ABC 7, February 26, 2012

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to curb payday lending
Mercury News, February 29, 2012

Silicon Valley Neighbors, Facing Vastly Different Tax Rates
New York Times, February 23, 2012

Prop. 13 doesn't fit California's new economy
S. F. Chronicle - February 12, 2012

State of the Valley conference highlights
February 10, 2012

Editorial: Joint Venture's latest Index takes on sacred cow: Proposition 13
Mercury News - February 9, 2012

Silicon Valley researchers say California tax system nearing crisis (audio)
KCBS SF - February 8, 2012

Silicon Valley job growth sizzles in 2011, but new report also issues warnings
Mercury News - February 8, 2012

Silicon Valley Leaders: Prop. 13 not working anymore
Bay Area Citizen - February 7, 2012

Report: Silicon Valley Leading US Out of Recession (video)
ABC7 News - February 7, 2012

Report: Silicon Valley sees growth in jobs, wealth
The Associated Press - February 7, 2012

Young Internet entrepreneurs embrace philanthropy
Christian Science Monitor and Chronicle of Philanthropy – January 24, 2012

On Deadline: Impacts of Proposition 13 to be explored Feb. 10 at Silicon Valley Conference
Palo Alto Online – January 24, 2012

2011

Holiday train to return next year
San Mateo Daily Journal – December 22, 2011

“Inside Silicon Valley” on KLIV with host Russell Hancock of Joint Venture
Silicon Valley Network – December 16, 2011

Luxury retailers in Silicon Valley prepare for new wealth as stock sales equal big payouts
The Associated Press – November 20, 2011

City and statewide officials say curbs are needed on payday lending industry
Mercury News – November 1, 2011

Editorial: If state won’t ban predatory payday lending, cities and counties must restrict it
Mercury News – October 30, 2011

Consumed by Payday Loans: State legislators offer haven for lenders deemed “predatory”
Mercury News – October 30, 2011

Just Getting Started
Gentry – October 2011

County taking on gun violence
Daily Journal – September 30, 2011

Donor Advised Funds Show Rise in Giving
Wall Street Journal – September 23, 2011

Payday lending under scrutiny in San Francisco Bay Area cities
San Francisco Examiner – July 23, 2011

County mulls payday loan options
San Mateo Daily Journal – June 16, 2011

In Mountain View, 2 contrasting Economic Worlds Intersect
New York Times-The Bay Citizen – June 5, 2011

East Palo Alto nonprofits say to bank: please stay
Palo Alto Online – June 2, 2011

Payday loan ban proposed
San Mateo Daily Journal – May 9, 2011

Gilroy Foundation Grows to $8 Million, Gives Back
Gilroy Dispatch – May 2, 2011

Leonard Ely, Palo Alto philanthropies, dies at 87
Palo Alto Weekly – April 29, 2011

Design for Bay Area Growth at Your Fingertips
The Bay Citizen – April 20, 2011

Tech giants big profits underscore the tale of two Silicon Valleys
Mercury News – April 17, 2011

Silicon Valley Index suggests economic recovery
Palo Alto Weekly – February 14, 2011

Study sees signs of recovery in the Silicon Valley
KGO-TV – February 14, 2011

Silicon Valley Employment Stabilizes at 2004 Level
Bloomberg News – February 14, 2011

 

2010

Finding Alternatives to Payday Loans
KQED’s California Money – Dec. 21

Expiring jobless benefits putting stress on food banks
ABC-TV – December 1, 2010

What Should the Classroom of the Future Look Like?
KQED’s Mind/Shift – Oct. 11, 2010

Report: Safety Net Funds Well Used
San Mateo Daily Journal – Oct. 4, 2010

San Bruno Fire Fund: Donations Pour In For Victims
San Francisco Chronicle – Sep. 11, 2010

Editorial: It isn’t just the wealthy who should be philanthropists
Mercury News – Aug. 6, 2010

Foundation awards $1.3 million in local grants
Palo Alto Weekly – July 16, 2010

Grant Money a Big Help to Silicon Valley Food Bank
KCBS radio – July 8, 2010

$1.3M given for food and shelter
San Mateo Daily Journal – July 8, 2010

Silicon Valley Community Foundation gives $1.3M in grants to local nonprofits
San Jose Business Journal – July 7, 2010

Is Corporate Citizenship Measuring Up: The Latest Data
Fast Company – May 13, 2010

The End of the 460 Percent APR: Tackling Payday Lending in California
Community Investments – Spring 2010

Lacking State Funding, Response Rate for Census Lags
Associated Press – April 11, 2010

Silicon Valley Gears Up to Change its Course
KGO-TV – Feb. 12, 2010

Silicon Valley Faces New Challenges
The California Report, KQED – Feb. 11, 2010

Report Warns Silicon Valley Could Lose Its Edge
New York Times – Feb. 11, 2010

Silicon Valley Enters New Phase of Uncertainty
Mercury News – Feb. 11, 2010

Why Silicon Valley Faces Fresh Threats
San Francisco Chronicle – Feb. 11, 2010

Texting campaign raises millions for Haiti relief
KGO-TV, David Louie – Jan. 14, 2010

Second $50,000 match offered for Haiti relief
The Almanac – Jan 16, 2010

Local fund seeks Haiti quake relief efforts donations
Palo Alto Online – Jan. 13, 2010

 

2009

County gets thousands for better planning
The (San Mateo) Daily Journal – Aug. 6, 2009

Study planned to analyze Coastside health care
Half Moon Bay Review – Aug. 5, 2009

The NonProfit Times Power and Influence Top 50 (pdf)
NonProfit Times – Aug. 1, 2009

$500,000 in emergency grants for 23 nonprofits
Palo Alto Online – July 30, 2009

Students fight for own ‘Bill of Rights’
The Daily Journal – July 11, 2009

$1M in safety net grants awarded
San Mateo Daily Journal – July 1, 2009

Local nonprofits get $1M in "safety net" grants
Palo Alto Weekly - June 30, 2009

Remaking the Nonprofit Landscape
San Francisco Chronicle – June 19, 2009

In Good We Trust
San Francisco Magazine – June 2009

Hard Times Getting Harder
Palo Alto Weekly - May 29, 2009

How Microlending Helps Communities
San Francisco Chronicle – May 29, 2009

Community Foundation, San Mateo County offer grants
Palo Alto Weekly – May 4, 2009

Emergency grants aid economic woes
San Mateo Daily Journal – May 2, 2009

Schools benefit from foundation grant for math instruction
Half Moon Bay Review – April 2, 2009

Grants to expand legal services for immigrants
Palo Alto Weekly - March 11, 2009

Tax plan could hurt charitable giving
KGO - February 26, 2009

Silicon Valley's next challenge: Retraining
San Francisco Chronicle - February 17, 2009

San Mateo County adopts children's Bill of Rights
San Francisco Chronicle - February 9, 2009

As economic crisis deepens, private foundations step into the breach
Christian Science Monitor - February 8, 2008

500,000 in grants to address foreclosure crisis
Palo Alto Weekly - February 6, 2009

 

2008

Editorial: Food, shelter crisis hits 'new poor': Us
Palo Alto Weekly - December 19, 2008

Coastside social service agencies win grants
Half Moon Bay Review - December 18, 2008

Silicon Valley Community Foundation gives nonprofits $3M in emergency funds
Silicon Valley Business Journal - December 16, 2008

Valley Facing Food and Shelter Emergency
Palo Alto Weekly - December 7, 2008

Demand for Food and Clothing Skyrocketing
ABC TV - December 8, 2008

Foundation raises $1M for Food and Shelter
San Francisco Business Times - December 5, 2008

Community foundation offers challenge grant for needy
Los Altos Town Crier – October 22, 2008

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Regional Meeting
Foundation Center – October 16, 2008

Silicon Valley foundation helping families
San Francisco Chronicle – October 16, 2008

Online board tutorial launched
Philanthropy Journal – October 7, 2008

Foundation diverting funds from art to aid
San Francisco Chronicle - September 10, 2008

Silicon Valley Community Foundation picks key grantmaking areas
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal - September 10, 2008

Doing Good at a Distance (pdf)
Town & Country - June 2008

African American Philanthropy
Carnegie Reporter - Spring 2008

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Builds on its Vision
San José Mercury News - May 13, 2008

Foundation awards $182 million in grants
Palo Alto Weekly - April 21, 2008

State of the Valley Conference - Getting Ready for the Big One
KQED Public Radio - March 13, 2008

State of the Valley Conference - Keynote Presentation - Globalization and Silicon Valley: Where Do We Go From Here?
KQED Public Radio - March 6, 2008

Jefferson Award Presented to Catalino Tapia, Seed money fulfills
dream of helping kids

San Francisco Chronicle - March 2, 2008

State of the Valley Conference
KTEH Public Television - February 29, 2008

Silicon Valley Continues On Economic Comeback
Wall Street Journal - February 19, 2008

Silicon Valley Losing Middle Wage Jobs
New York Times - February 19, 2008

Report: Midwage Jobs Vanish in Silicon Valley
San Francisco Chronicle - February 19, 2008

Silicon Valley Gaining Jobs, Losing Middle Class
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal - February 19, 2008

 

2007

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Making Impact (includes video)
ABC-7 News - October 11

Open Forum: It's Time for New Ways to Give
San Francisco Chronicle - October 9

Nonprofits holding their breath
Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal - August 31

15 Minutes with Emmett Carson (PDF)
Stanford Social Innovation Review - Summer 2007
SSIR managing editor Eric Nee met with Emmett Carson, CEO and president, to discuss his bold plans for the newly merged Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards (PDF)
San Francisco Business Times - June 8, 2007
CFO Vera Bennett is the Community Service Finalist for the Bay Area CFO of the Year Awards, presented by San Francisco Business Times and Larkin Street Youth Services.

Joining Communities Across the Nation to Take Action Against Climate Change (PDF)
Acterra - EcoAdvocate - Spring 2007

Weekly Holiday Fund tops $3 million mark
Palo Alto Weekly, CA – May 1, 2007
600 community members donated to the Palo Alto Weekly's Holiday Fund which is managed by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Innovative Preschool stresses English
San Mateo Daily Journal – April 9, 2007
Family literacy programs thrive as adult schools partner with preschools through Raising A Reader®.

REIT buys Santa Clara Tech Center complex for $70 million
Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal – April 6, 2007
Silicon Valley Community Foundation owns two of the three Tech Center buildings and is recipient of Sobrato's donation.

Spaces and Places: Parcel along I-880 sold to Opus West
San José Mercury News – April 3, 2007
Sobrato Development donates millions of dollars worth of real estate to the community foundation.

CEO Emmett Carson Unifies Silicon Valley Community Foundation and the Communities It Serves (PDF 3mb)
San José Magazine – April 2007
CEO and president Emmett Carson is featured in San Jose Magazine's April SV Profile.

Youth empowerment: Summit warns, empowers youth to avoid street crime
San José Mercury News - March 11, 2007

CEO shares vision for troubled E. Palo Alto (PDF 70k)
San José Mercury News - February 4, 2007
San José Mercury News editorial highlights Silicon Valley Community Foundation's commitment to supporting change in East Palo Alto.

Spotlight: Billion Dollar Man (PDF 8.5mb)
Valley Life Quarterly, CA - Winter 2007 edition
Community foundation CEO and president Emmett Carson is interviewed on his vision for Silicon Valley's philanthropic future in this issue of Silicon Valley/San José Business Journal's magazine.

Charitable Instinct Lacking (PDF)
San José Mercury News editorial - January 1, 2007
The Mercury News challenges the new Silicon Valley Community Foundation to encourage more philanthropy in the region.

2007 Social Capitalist Awards
Fast Company Magazine, CA - Dec/Jan 2006 issue
Raising A Reader receives 2007 Social Capitalist Award from Fast Company magazine for second year in a row.

 

2006

Bay Area wealthy are less giving
Study finds affluent of L.A. donate nearly twice as much

San Francisco Chronicle - December 26, 2006

The New Face of Philanthropy and A Foundation for the Next Era (PDF)
Palo Alto Weekly - December 13, 2006

Silicon Valley Community Foundation names two leaders
San José Business Journal, CA - November 14, 2006

New Director Leads Merged Community Foundations
San Francisco Business Times - November 6, 2006

Carson begins work on molding new community foundation
Silicon Valley/San José Business Journal - November 3, 2006

The Visionaries of Silicon Valley (PDF 1.1mb)
Philanthropy Today - September 2006

First CEO named for huge new foundation
San Francisco Chronicle - August 3, 2006

With hire, charity sets course (PDF)
San José Mercury News, August 3, 2006

An outspoken outsider takes reins of merged foundations (PDF)
San José Mercury News editorial, August 3, 2006

Foundation created by merger of groups sees promising start (PDF)
San José Mercury News - July 14, 2006

Non-profits team up to give big (PDF)
San José Mercury News - July 13, 2006

Press and media inquiries should be directed to info@siliconvalleycf.org.