SVCF Blog

Jun 24, 2022
On June 22, 2022, the San José State University Human Rights Institute released its third annual Silicon Valley Pain Index (SVPI), which underscores the stark disparities that BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and people of color) individuals and families in our region face in... Read More
Jun 24, 2022
Statement from Silicon Valley Community Foundation CEO Nicole Taylor on the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade Today’s Supreme Court decision effectively overturns 50 years of a woman’s constitutional right to reproductive healthcare — a right that has enabled women... Read More
Jun 14, 2022
Dr. Marvin Carr, Nicole Taylor and Milan Balinton discussing philanthropy's impact on Black communities For the second year in U.S. history, Juneteenth is on the calendar as an official federal holiday – a momentous occasion for those who have spent years fighting for Black liberation... Read More
Jun 14, 2022
Edward Wang brings expertise in philanthropy, social innovation and nonprofit management to support SVCF’s mission of driving enduring community change in Silicon Valley and beyond Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has hired Edward Wang as its Vice President of Donor Engagement.... Read More
Jun 09, 2022
NAMI Santa Clara County hosts its FaithNet program convening in May 2022. A mental health diagnosis can plunge individuals and their families into crisis — leading some to turn to their faith leaders for support. Though they are not mental health professionals, faith leaders are leaders... Read More
Jun 03, 2022
Pride Month is celebrated in June to commemorate the June 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan, a major turning point in the United States for social and political movements to secure recognition, respect and equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer communities. This Pride Month,... Read More
May 26, 2022
In 2014, when Christian Sbragia was in fourth grade, the East Palo Alto resident thought the kids in his community needed better options for fun and safe activities. “Instead of having kids roaming around the streets, I thought, let’s put together this group and host events and... Read More
May 25, 2022
On Tuesday, May 24, another horrific tragedy unfolded in the United States: A gunman entered an elementary school in Texas and shot 19 children and 2 teachers to death. This cruel and heart-rending crime comes less than two weeks after a gunman murdered 10 innocent people in a Buffalo, New York,... Read More
May 09, 2022
James and his family enjoying a hike in Big Sur Welcome to SVCF’s Staff Spotlight series, an occasional series in which we present Q&A-style profiles of some of our staff members. In this edition, we feature James Cutler, Senior Investment Officer. How long have you been at... Read More
May 03, 2022
Public opinion survey indicates support for local government efforts to reduce child care costs In early May, Choose Children 2022 and Silicon Valley Community Foundation released the results of a survey that showcase the economic struggles felt by many voters in San Mateo and Santa Clara... Read More

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