SVCF Blog

Jul 17, 2019
SVCF supports California Common Cause through our civic participation grantmaking strategy. California Common Cause advocates for independent commissions to draw district lines for local elections. In this episode, SVCF’s Civic Participation Program Officer Jack Mahoney talks with Rey Lopez-... Read More
Jul 06, 2019
For many immigrant workers, the opportunity to naturalize and cast votes for candidates who represent their own interests opens doors to fully participate and integrate into their community. No one understands this better than Karina Renderos.  An immigrant from El Salvador working as ... Read More
Jul 02, 2019
One year ago we wrote about children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-México border. The situation has continued to deteriorate. Now we are confronted with searing images of migrant children going hungry, living in cramped and unsafe conditions and dying while in custody at... Read More
Jun 27, 2019
What is it like to become a philanthropist for the first time? Donor Sally Liu knows first hand. A long time environmentalist, Liu became a donor with SVCF 14 years ago, with a focus on green causes. Liu worked with SVCF to create a vision and mission for her giving. She’s now also a member... Read More
Jun 27, 2019
On June 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a citizenship question cannot, for now, be added to the 2020 census, by sending the case back to a lower court for further review. We are pleased with this outcome, although this is not the final ruling on the case and our fight continues... Read More
Jun 20, 2019
Is the life of a white person worth more than that of an African American or Latino? Does a male have more value in economic terms than a female? In American courtrooms today, the answer to those questions is yes. Today, when juries award damages to victims or their families to compensate them... Read More
Jun 14, 2019
In this episode, Vu Le, creator of the blog Nonprofit AF, executive director of Rainier Valley Corps and co-author of Unicorns Unite: How nonprofits and foundations can build epic partnerships, talks with SVCF’s vice president of corporate responsibility Stuart Burden. Listen as the two... Read More
Jun 13, 2019
”On Citizenship Day, I helped a woman who has had her green card since 1989 and decided to apply for citizenship because it was the first time that she had enough money to pay for the application fees,” said SVCF Immigration Program Officer Anne Im. “This event... Read More
Jun 10, 2019
As recently as four years ago, filling out the online application for food stamps in California took about an hour. People had no choice but to use a desktop computer, because the application didn’t work on mobile devices.  In 2015 the nonprofit Code for... Read More
Jun 07, 2019
What does it mean to put community at the center of our local community foundation’s work? How do we build a strong, vital, sustaining organization that can be what this region needs today, 10 years from now and 20 years from now? How do we serve our community’s donors and residents... Read More

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