SVCF Blog

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
May 01, 2022
To mark Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, SVCF is honoring the history, achievements, leadership and resilience of AAPI communities. Here, we are sharing stories of the valuable work of some of our remarkable grantee partners. Anamatangi Polynesian Voices connects... Read More
Apr 21, 2022
SVCF has a history of engaging in capacity-building programming through past initiatives such as the Community Leadership Project and the Nonprofit Investment Program. With lessons learned from these previous initiatives, as well as data and feedback collected throughout our COVID grantmaking... Read More
Apr 19, 2022
The nonprofit organization Radical Monarchs encourages girls of color ages 8 to 11 to get involved in their communities and explore their racial identities. This story originally appeared in SVCF's magazine, published in January 2022. What does it mean to invest in the power of the people... Read More
Apr 07, 2022
Leticia and her family wait for a train during their adventure in Austria. Welcome to SVCF’s Staff Spotlight, an occasional series in which we present Q&A-style profiles of our staff members. In this edition, we feature Leticia Gonzalez, project manager for Movement- and... Read More
Mar 30, 2022
At the two-year COVID anniversary, let’s reflect on where our giving needs to go The first day of the national emergency around the pandemic was one of those moments in history where everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing when they heard the news. In many ways, the two... Read More
Mar 28, 2022
CEN staff and board members participate in the IDEAL (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Liberation) Program As Silicon Valley Community Foundation works to bolster local nonprofits, it has a strong partner in the Center for Excellence in Nonprofits (CEN) — both as a SVCF... Read More

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