CSR Matters Blog

Dec 05, 2018
SVCF helps business executives identify their ideal nonprofit board Compatibility is important in every relationship, even the business kind. As a service to its corporate clients, Silicon Valley Community Foundation helps executives find nonprofit boards that best align to their interests.... Read More
Oct 12, 2018
This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. “Not very long ago some one invented the assertion that there were only “four hundred” people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But a wiser man has arisen – the census taker….” —O. Henry (... Read More
Aug 20, 2018
Employee buy-in is essential to the success of any corporate responsibility program, and the Intero Foundation – formed in 2002 with the founding of the Intero real estate brokerage -- operates a grassroots model that engages the company’s staff and works to give back to the local... Read More
May 23, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017, bringing about substantial changes in tax legislation, including tax cuts for businesses that generated substantial savings for many companies1. Companies have already begun to re-allocate the money saved in a variety of ways,... Read More
Mar 13, 2018
Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in 2017. Southwest Airlines worked with SVCF to raise funds for affected employees in the city. This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. If there is any positive takeaway from last year’s unexpected climate events, it’s that emergency... Read More
Feb 23, 2018
The way companies do good in the world is shifting, and this movement was perfectly captured by many of the stories shared at our annual Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI), held Feb. 12 at San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center, and co-presented with Northern California... Read More
Jan 25, 2018
Time is running out for nonprofit organizations to apply for a grant through Project Innovation, the great, new competitive grant program from SVCF partner The NBCUniversal Foundation. Working with NBC and Telemundo owned television stations located in 11 markets, NBC Universal Foundation will... Read More
Jan 11, 2018
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for businesses to join with governments and nonprofits to achieve some ambitious global goals by 2030 – things like ending poverty, reducing inequality and combating climate change. This set of 17 goals creates both... Read More
Jan 02, 2018
Ken Toren, CEO of American Red Cross Silicon Valley Corporations can play a unique role in helping their communities recover from disasters. How can they make sure they are contributing where their help is most needed – and not inadvertently making recovery operations more difficult? Ken... Read More
Nov 09, 2017
A founder, a golden lab and a legacy walk through the door. Not a joke, but a reflection of a celebration that occurred on July 21, 2017, at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. An innovative idea by Yahoo founders David Filo and Jerry Yang back in 1999 turned into 18 years of meaningful social... Read More