SVCF Blog

May 24, 2019
“Be a chatterbox,” said California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, during an April visit to Silicon Valley Community Foundation to discuss the importance of local civic engagement and the need for participation. “Text your friends, your family, your neighbors and remind... Read More
May 22, 2019
Our nation’s suburbanization has prioritized the use of cars and highways, leading to traffic, pollution and inequity. Silicon Valley is no exception. In this episode, Vinita Goyal, Housing and Transportation Program Officer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, talks with Bob Allen,... Read More
May 07, 2019
Many families struggle to find a balance when it comes to technology use with their young children. Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Common Sense Media recently released a fully bilingual technology guide for grown-ups with young kids. In this episode, Michelle Sioson Hyman, Deputy Director... Read More
May 03, 2019
I've had the good fortune to be on a listening tour over the last hundred days. I've sat down with people who have had long relationships with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and with others who are leaders of community organizations, schools and government. I've had the... Read More
Apr 29, 2019
Image credits: Postmates; Nitish Meena and Josh Johnson via Unsplash This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. As tensions boil around U.S. immigration policy, some of the country’s largest companies are taking a public stand for immigrants' rights. The U.S.... Read More
Apr 20, 2019
CEO Nicole Taylor has been at the helm of Silicon Valley Community Foundation for just over 100 days. During this time, she has been out in the community listening, learning and engaging with community leaders and donors. In this podcast, executive vice president of marketing and communications,... Read More
Apr 17, 2019
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is proud to be among thirty philanthropic institutions to file an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the proposed census citizenship question and make sure everyone counts! The brief was filed on Monday April 1, and as Philanthropy California... Read More
Apr 15, 2019
Image Credit: #WOCinTechChat This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. The tech industry has a diversity problem. Women, specifically women of color, are greatly underrepresented. But some Silicon Valley leaders are working hard to make a change. Adobe, for example, has... Read More
Apr 10, 2019
Q&A with Mauricio Palma, Director of Initiatives and Special Projects; the third piece in the SVCF staff spotlight series. Read other staff spotlights featuring Mallory Zickfeld, Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Son Chau, Philanthropy Advisor. Mauricio Palma Director of... Read More
Mar 27, 2019
SVCF Values Committee members Gina Dalma, Cynthia Pilch, Michelle Sioson Hyman, Casey Kellogg, Sawako Sonoyama Clarin and Bert Feuss In spring 2018, Silicon Valley Community Foundation faced a challenge like never before. Our organization had been though a very public scandal related to our... Read More

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