SVCF Blog

May 11, 2021
San Jose Museum of Art features Chopsticks Alley’s “Ap U” Exhibit Trami Cron’s family fled Vietnam for France when she was a child. She remembers the overwhelming feeling of not speaking the language — and the time a family friend took her to an art class. “I... Read More
May 07, 2021
Silicon Valley Community Foundation was proud to partner with The Obama Foundation to present a webinar on April 20, 2021, “Investing In a New Generation of Power-Building Leaders.” Before a virtual audience, Nicole Taylor, SVCF president and CEO; Valerie Jarrett, president of The... Read More
May 06, 2021
As the Bay Area, like the rest of the country, confronts a rise in anti-Asian hate crimes, Silicon Valley Community Foundation continues to support nonprofits that are working for racial justice. A recent round of grants from SVCF’s Community Catalyst Fund for Civic Participation included... Read More
May 05, 2021
In this episode, SVCF Senior Investments Officer James Cutler is joined by Mission Driven Finance Chief Investment Officer Louie Nguyen and Social Finance Vice President of Social Investment Jackie Khor. Louie and Jackie, two leading investment practitioners, describe how impact investing has... Read More
May 04, 2021
This May, Silicon Valley Community Foundation is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by honoring the history, achievements, leadership and resilience of AAPI communities. Chopsticks Alley Art bridges communities Trami Cron’s family fled Vietnam for France... Read More
Apr 21, 2021
In 2013, the One Nation Bay Area Project—a collaborative funded by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, Marin Community Foundation and Asian American/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy—released a benchmark report called The Bay Area Muslim Study. In... Read More
Apr 20, 2021
With news today that a Minnesota jury has convicted Derek Chauvin of all three charges against him in the murder of George Floyd, many of us let ourselves – just for a moment – draw in a short breath, while remembering the breath that Mr. Floyd was so cruelly denied last May. Especially... Read More
Apr 07, 2021
SVCF’s Early Childhood Development (ECD) Strategic Initiative is comprised of three prongs: catalyzing philanthropic investment, activating leadership and supporting learning and action in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. In this episode, SVCF Executive Vice President for Community Action... Read More
Apr 05, 2021
In August 2020, the CZU Lightning Complex fire burned Pie Ranch, a nonprofit sustainable farm in Pescadero that provides agriculture education for local youth and aspiring organic farmers. Pie Ranch’s 157-year-old farmhouse was destroyed, as was its irrigation system and greenhouse, among... Read More
Mar 29, 2021
At SVCF, our vision is a community where everyone can lead financially secure, safe and fulfilling lives. We believe that focusing on key and interrelated impact areas – early childhood development, housing for extremely low-income and very low-income communities, and financial security... Read More

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