SVCF Blog

Sep 18, 2020
Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer, SVCF CEO Nicole Taylor, Fair Count and Fair Fight founder and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, and Californians for Justice Organizing Director Rosa De León discussing civic engagement during a webinar in August 2020. SVCF has... Read More
Sep 16, 2020
In this episode, OutRight Action International’s Executive Director Jessica Stern and Caribbean Program Officer Neish McLean, teach listeners about the work of their organization and the need to support the LGBTIQ community, especially in the midst of the global pandemic. OutRight works at... Read More
Sep 10, 2020
In recent months, as communities around the country responded to the murder of George Floyd, our national conversation around race focused on criminal justice, but also on how race impacts economic opportunity. Major indicators point to a staggering income and wealth gap between whites and people... Read More
Sep 09, 2020
Welcome to the third episode in our SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast mini-series featuring conversations focused on Racial Equity and Social Justice with the members of SVCF’s Community Advisory Council. Listen to the previous episode in the mini-series here, and continue to subscribe... Read More
Sep 02, 2020
Welcome to the final episode of our mini podcast series featuring members of the Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley. Learn from and enjoy previous episodes with members of the Alliance here. In this episode, Jim Ruane, former Mayor of San Bruno and current Vice President of San... Read More
Sep 01, 2020
Thirty more days. September 30 is the last day to complete your Census 2020 questionnaire, the federal government’s decennial count of every person living in the United States. The fifth line in the U.S. Constitution refers to the census and every person’s right to be counted. It... Read More
Aug 27, 2020
This week, local leaders finalized the report as a product of the Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable-- a fifty-nine member coalition of diverse leaders from academia, philanthropy, business, labor and the social sectors. The Roundtable spent one hundred days seeking answers to four core questions... Read More
Aug 26, 2020
Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable Delivers Roadmap to a “Better Normal” for Community—Immediately & Long Term The leaders of the Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable (SVRR) today delivered “Building a Better Normal,” the multi-faceted plan to tackle the Valley... Read More
Aug 26, 2020
We know the COVID-19 pandemic has magnified existing inequities, taking an exceptionally hard toll on the most vulnerable communities, experiencing housing instability, homelessness and racial disparities. In this episode, Jennifer Loving, CEO of Destination: Home, Dontae Lartigue, CEO of Razing... Read More
Aug 19, 2020
Healthier Kids Foundation is well attuned to the needs of families with newborns in Santa Clara County. Its Baby Gateway program has enrolled over 24,000 families and newborns in medical insurance since 2013. The foundation’s case managers enroll babies in Medi-Cal if they are eligible, and... Read More

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