SVCF Blog

Nov 15, 2018
Since January 2017, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has worked with San Jose Police Department to fund programs and tools designed to engage communities in direct conversation with law enforcement. In partnership with the San Jose Police Foundation, SJPD is hosting a gun buy back event... Read More
Nov 14, 2018
With our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. San Jose is the 10th largest city in the country and has the... Read More
Nov 13, 2018
Silicon Valley Community Foundation will host its annual Regional Meeting tomorrow, Nov. 14. This year’s event tackles the issue of the Bay Area housing shortage. Free to community members, the Regional Meeting is expected to draw hundreds of attendees to the Santa Clara Marriott to network... Read More
Nov 13, 2018
If you're looking for inspiration to guide your holiday giving this year, Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s community impact team has created a list of local nonprofit organizations that work directly with nearby communities to provide critical services. Given increased... Read More
Nov 12, 2018
Photo by Aaron Draper Silicon Valley Community Foundation has compiled a list of organizations working in both Northern and Southern California to support relief and recovery efforts for the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.... Read More
Nov 08, 2018
Nicole Taylor Photo credit: Linda Cicero, Stanford University Today, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Board of Directors proudly announces that after an extensive search process, Nicole Taylor has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of SVCF. SVCF advances... Read More
Nov 02, 2018
In June, the law firm Boies Schiller Flexner issued a public report with a number of recommendations to improve the workplace environment at SVCF. Since that time, the board and staff have worked together to make significant progress on these recommendations with the aim of making the greatest... Read More
Oct 31, 2018
With our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. What does the term affordable housing mean in Silicon Valley,... Read More
Oct 25, 2018
Charitable giving is a family tradition for Kelly Younger, a 34-year-old social worker and philanthropist who grew up in Menlo Park. When she was growing up, her grandfather would give his grandchildren $40 every Thanksgiving with instructions to give it away. “By New Year’s, we had to... Read More
Oct 22, 2018
Brian Carrozza is a Latinos in Technology Scholarship recipient currently entering his junior year at San Jose State University after transferring from Cañada College. He is majoring in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on computer science and is interested in robotics and how smart... Read More

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