SVCF Blog

Mar 04, 2021
Power – if you are lucky enough to have it, you might not actively think about it much. If you don’t have power, it may feel unlikely that you could ever have it. Power is a concept everyone is familiar with, but most people will struggle to describe it. The idea of power and how to... Read More
Mar 01, 2021
Navigating the health care system is difficult for most people – “particularly when you need it,” says Darcie Green. Green is the executive director of Latinas Contra Cancer, which helps cancer patients in the Latinx community overcome obstacles to receiving care. Latinas... Read More
Feb 24, 2021
Longtime SVCF board member Wade W. Loo was recently appointed to 2021 board chair. In this episode, Wade joins SVCF President and CEO Nicole Taylor in a discussion about his philanthropy philosophies and roots in Silicon Valley. As an SVCF fundholder, Wade shares his learnings in philanthropy and... Read More
Feb 16, 2021
After working as a management consultant for five years, Jaime Muñoz applied to the Stanford Graduate School of Business to help him take the next step in his career. He was delighted to be accepted – but he said it came with “a big sticker shock.” “I was trying to... Read More
Feb 12, 2021
Since the pandemic began, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have faced increased violence and racism. This heinous trend was fueled by anti-Asian rhetoric and baseless claims by many who labeled COVID-19 a “Chinese virus.” Nearly a year later, hate crimes and attacks on... Read More
Feb 04, 2021
New Fund Invests in Black Power-Building and Organizing in California Today, philanthropic organizations and funders joined together to launch the California Black Freedom Fund, a new $100 million initiative to provide abundant resources to Black-led power-building organizations in the state... Read More
Feb 01, 2021
Not long ago, SVCF embarked on a strategic planning process. Guided by input from nonprofit and community partners, our staff, board members and donors, we forged a new roadmap for our organization’s future, one that strives to create equity for people historically affected by racial... Read More
Jan 29, 2021
California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative (CA HNSC) is no stranger to advocating for those who are historically marginalized. Originally founded in 2005 as a health clinic in Oakland, the Collaborative was one of the first to recognize the link between growing health problems among Vietnamese... Read More
Jan 25, 2021
Community foundation welcomes three new leaders to its board Mountain View, CA, January 25, 2021 - Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has announced that long-time board member Wade W. Loo has been named its board chair. Three new members – Shannon Nash, Mauricio Simbeck and Issac... Read More
Jan 20, 2021
As we continue to confront the devastating pandemic within our communities and globally, we view domestic violence as a parallel pandemic. Also known as intimate partner violence, domestic abuse is often hidden and overlooked, despite being experienced by one in four women, as well as one in four... Read More

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