SVCF Blog

Jul 29, 2021
The Builders of Africa's Future 2020 recipients are honored with an award and a platform to showcase their businesses at the fifth annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium on January 24, 2020. Funders often talk about collaborating — with each other and with the nonprofits they... Read More
Jul 28, 2021
Welcome to the tenth episode in our mini-series featuring conversations focused on Racial Equity and Social Justice with the members of SVCF’s Community Advisory Council. Listen to the previous episode in the mini-series here, and continue to subscribe to the podcast to hear future... Read More
Jul 20, 2021
It has been more than a year since schools across the country were forced to close their doors to in-person instruction, thrusting us into a new world of distance and hybrid learning. Terms such as “synchronous,” “asynchronous,” “platforms,” and “portals... Read More
Jul 15, 2021
In June 2021, San José State University Human Rights Institute released its annual Silicon Valley Pain Index, a report that is “meant to reflect fundamental International Human Rights standards and to serve as a measure of Santa Clara County’s performance as a ‘human... Read More
Jul 14, 2021
While Supreme Court decisions protect LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace, millions in the LGBTQ+ community continue to face discrimination in many aspects of life, including housing, public accommodations, education and credit. Today’s episode features Freedom for All Americans’ CEO... Read More
Jul 08, 2021
Alan Kwok, Ph.D., the climate and disaster resilience director for Northern California Grantmakers, has a sobering reminder for all Californians: “There is no wildfire season anymore in California in part because of our changing climate. While fires have always been part of the California... Read More
Jun 30, 2021
On June 19, 1865, soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War was over. Since then, this day has been celebrated as the end of slavery in the United States. It also recognizes the culture and achievements of Black Americans and is a symbol of Black freedom. Designating... Read More
Jun 29, 2021
St. James A.M.E. Zion Church in San Mateo is a historically African American Methodist congregation that is intentional about becoming a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic ministry. In addition to more than 20 different ministries and its many community partnerships, since the pandemic started St.... Read More
Jun 28, 2021
Photo Credit: Chris Bagley Silicon Valley is full of innovation and creativity, but not everyone has the resources to act on that creativity — something groups like EPACENTER are working to change. “We want to make sure that youth of color and the underserved have equal access... Read More
Jun 22, 2021
Based in San José, African American Community Service Agency provides programs, services and activities to perpetuate and strengthen African American identity, culture, values, traditions, knowledge and family life. To that end, AACSA runs many programs, including a summer science camp,... Read More

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