SVCF Blog

Jan 19, 2019
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. Nicole Taylor, SVCF’s new president and CEO,... Read More
Jan 16, 2019
Candidates in May 2018 at the California gubernatorial debate hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and NBC Bay Area On Monday, Jan 7, Governor Gavin Newsom delivered an inaugural address with his two-year-old son Dutch standing beside him, after Dutch unexpectedly left his seat and... Read More
Jan 14, 2019
In December, the board of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation awarded nearly $570,000 in grants to 12 Bay Area organizations. Ten grants went to programs working to increase access to transit opportunities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, and two went to organizations ensuring the safety... Read More
Jan 09, 2019
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. SVCF's 2019 scholarship program applications opened... Read More
Jan 08, 2019
This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. Imagine turning $25 loans into more than $21 million, impacting more than 1 million people globally, in just five years. No, this isn’t the latest Shark Tank pitch. It is the outcome of Hewlett Packard Company’s Matter to a Million... Read More
Dec 19, 2018
Q&A with Mallory Zickfeld, SVCF Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility; the first piece in a new SVCF staff spotlight series. Mallory Zickfeld SVCF Associate Manager Q: Hi Mallory! We’re excited to have you on the team! Tell us a little bit about your self! Where are you... Read More
Dec 18, 2018
Tuesday was my last official day as Interim President.  I wish to thank everyone – the SVCF board for granting me the privilege to serve, community partners and donors for their steadfast support and patience, and especially SVCF staff for their unwavering commitment over the past nearly... Read More
Dec 10, 2018
Destination: Home brings together public and private entities to solve one of our country’s biggest challenges It’s no secret that Santa Clara County has become an expensive place to live. For many people, it’s cost prohibitive to buy a home or rent here, and a shortage of... Read More
Dec 05, 2018
SVCF is working to ensure all Californians get counted in the 2020 census To most people, the census is an obligation — another to-do that sits on the kitchen counter for days, eventually occupying a few precious weekend minutes just before the due date. But the process of counting... Read More
Dec 05, 2018
SVCF helps business executives identify their ideal nonprofit board Compatibility is important in every relationship, even the business kind. As a service to its corporate clients, Silicon Valley Community Foundation helps executives find nonprofit boards that best align to their interests.... Read More

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