SVCF Blog

Jun 21, 2017
In SVCF's 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. Episode 14 of Philanthropy Now is a two-part podcast... Read More
Jun 16, 2017
This affordable housing complex was developed by MidPen Housing in Sunnyvale, Calif. Without a doubt, high housing costs affect everyone in Silicon Valley. From families that double up in apartments or houses to share the rent, to those who flee to less expensive outlying towns – everyone... Read More
Jun 12, 2017
In honor of SVCF's 10th anniversary, we're featuring stories of the amazing individuals, families and organizations that have partnered with us to develop their philanthropy and address pressing issues in Silicon Valley and beyond. Read more below, or check out the spring 2017 ... Read More
Jun 12, 2017
Note from SVCF: Last month, Heather Paulsen attended our breakfast event for professional advisors. She shared some information about an initiative she's working on, and we asked her to write this guest column so that more people could hear about it!   If you're interested in getting... Read More
Jun 11, 2017
In May, SVCF hosted an event for our donors to hear about an exciting new report on the philanthropic field: Urvashi Vaid and Ashindi Maxton joined us to present the findings from their report, "The Apparitional Donor: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color." For the... Read More
Jun 10, 2017
Startup businesses already have a full plate — hiring great people, growing their client base, creating and implementing processes. And for many, there’s an additional concern: social responsibility. Starting with Purpose: How startups can use social... Read More
Jun 09, 2017
Vu-Bang Nguyen Program Officer, Building Strong Communities Many low-income families who rent in San Mateo County have been displaced from their homes and are forced to make difficult and precarious tradeoffs in their search for new housing.... Read More
Jun 08, 2017
On May 18, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, along with our partners from the Office of Planned Giving at Stanford University, hosted another successful Conference on Charitable Giving. This annual conference brings together estate attorneys, accountants, wealth managers and other professional... Read More
Jun 07, 2017
In SVCF's 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... Read More
Jun 05, 2017
Info session:  June 13 - RSVP Applications due: June 30 Learn more about this RFP From June 5-30, SVCF will accept proposals for a one-time grant opportunity for projects that involve residents in the design of their communities. Two... Read More

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