CSR Matters Blog

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
Aug 14, 2017
Sean Rico Fisher Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility SVCF In July, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partnered with CECP to host an introductory discussion about the Sustainable Development Goals in Dallas, Texas, with... Read More
Aug 11, 2017
Tableau was named the Company of the Year during the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Impact Awards. Silicon Valley Community Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2017 Corporate Responsibility Impact Awards. The awards program will honor companies and individuals for their outstanding... Read More
Jun 12, 2017
Note from SVCF: Last month, Heather Paulsen attended our breakfast event for professional advisors. She shared some information about an initiative she's working on, and we asked her to write this guest column so that more people could hear about it!   If you're interested in getting... Read More
Jun 10, 2017
Startup businesses already have a full plate — hiring great people, growing their client base, creating and implementing processes. And for many, there’s an additional concern: social responsibility. Starting with Purpose: How startups can use social... Read More
May 05, 2017
Maeve Miccio Sparks flew when Emmett Carson, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, discussed a new generation of high-net-worth philanthropists with David Callahan, the founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy. At a debate hosted... Read More