SVCF Blog

Jul 09, 2020
California voters face many important choices this November. Proposition 15, also known as the Schools and Communities First initiative, is one of the most significant choices. If enacted by the voters, Schools and Communities First will reform the property tax system in California to distinguish... Read More
Jul 08, 2020
In this episode, you will learn about the impact of COVID-19 on the economically, ethnically and geographically diverse school districts in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Director of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Center for Early Learning, Michelle Sioson Hyman, speaks with the... Read More
Jul 08, 2020
Beginning last summer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation engaged in a comprehensive strategic planning process with the help of the Bridgespan Group. As part of this process, we held extensive conversations with nonprofit and community organizations, conducted interviews with issue-area experts... Read More
Jul 01, 2020
Welcome to Episode 5 of our 8-part mini podcast series with the Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley. Keep tuning in to learn from each member of the Alliance in episodes to come. In the fifth episode of this mini-series, you will learn about Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF)... Read More
Jun 26, 2020
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County distributes food and supplies to residents in need.   "What are we going to do moving forward? I am having the most intense stress that I've experienced, because we don't know how we are going to pay the rent." -... Read More
Jun 24, 2020
Welcome to Episode 4 of our 8-part mini podcast series with the Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley. Keep tuning in to learn from each member of the Alliance in episodes to come. In the fourth episode of this mini-series, you will learn about the work of Palo Alto Community Fund (... Read More
Jun 24, 2020
“COVID 19 and the resulting economic fallout laid bare California’s deep structural inequities… The need to focus our efforts and resources away from fear and incarceration towards care, community and racial equity has come front and center.” -Fred Blackwell,... Read More
Jun 18, 2020
Passengers boarding a VTA bus in 2018 During this pandemic, the public transportation system is facing tremendous challenges. On top of fare shortfalls caused by an up to 90 percent decline in ridership, public transit agencies are losing revenue on sales tax, the traditional funding... Read More
Jun 17, 2020
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley’s mission is to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one. In this episode, Erica Wood, SVCF’s Executive Vice President of Community Impact, interviews Leslie Bacho, Chief Executive Officer of Second Harvest of Silicon Valley. In light of... Read More
Jun 16, 2020
Working Partnerships USA observes that many immigrants, in particular, tend to feel more comfortable seeking trusted information through face-to-face interactions. Shelter-in-place orders and the mandated quarantine have made it difficult for many to access public assistance programs in... Read More

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