SVCF Blog

Jan 20, 2022
New appointments bring programming, corporate finance and workforce development expertise to help SVCF drive lasting change in local communities Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has announced the addition of Scott Kupor, Van Ton-Quinlivan and Jennifer Urdan to its board of directors, and... Read More
Jan 19, 2022
As 2022 begins, my heart is filled with overwhelming gratitude for the generosity of our donors and corporate partners and the tireless work of the many heroic nonprofit organizations that serve our region. In 2021 we broke our grantmaking records, distributing $2.27 billion in grants to support... Read More
Jan 19, 2022
In 2021, the nation’s leading community foundation—which prioritizes local nonprofits and those led by people of color—awarded more than $2 billion in grants to nearly 6,000 organizations thanks to its generous donors Jan. 19, 2022, Mountain View, Calif.  — Silicon... Read More
Jan 13, 2022
Getting vaccinated can be scary for young children. But an incentive – like a visit to a fun museum – can go a long way in alleviating nerves and making the vaccination experience easier, and even enjoyable, for families and their kids. That’s why when the FDA first authorized... Read More
Jan 12, 2022
Before Silicon Valley was the hub of the tech industry, it was an agricultural center. Raul Lozano’s childhood memories of Mountain View in the early 1960s include running through tomato fields — and having tomato fights — with his brother. After the 2008 financial crisis,... Read More
Jan 10, 2022
Director of community investment Anne Im poses in front of mural installation in SVCF’S Mountain View headquarters Welcome to SVCF’s Staff Spotlight, an occasional series in which we present Q&A-style profiles of some of our staff members. In this edition, we feature... Read More
Jan 04, 2022
When donors align their investments with their values, the impact of their giving becomes even more meaningful. Thurman V. White, Jr., retired chairman and CEO of Progress Investment Management Company, and his wife, Eileen, are a prime example of donors who engage in thoughtful, values-driven... Read More
Dec 27, 2021
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is one of only four major foundations in the country with more than 30% of its assets managed by firms owned by women or people of color, according to a recent study by the Knight Foundation and Global Economic Group. We’re proud of these findings... Read More
Dec 20, 2021
When the City of San José breaks ground on construction of a new park in San José’s Tropicana-Lanai neighborhood in 2022, it will mark the culmination of LUNA’s longest-running project. LUNA, or Latinos United for a New America, has been working for years to get the... Read More
Dec 13, 2021
People amongst damage caused by the December 2021 tornados in Mayfield, Kentucky. CREDIT: TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock In response to the devastation caused by the tornadoes that tore across six states on December 10, 2021, SVCF has compiled a list of organizations that are providing... Read More

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