CSR Matters Blog

Dec 05, 2016
According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, in the beginning of year 2016, there was a shortage of $3.5 billion in funding available for the provision of even basic services for refugees. The Syrian refugee crisis, in particular, stayed at the center of many conferences and conversations... Read More
Dec 02, 2016
As we discussed in Part One of this Blog Series, it’s important to share a clear vision of your CSR programming with your executive stakeholders. In this post we will discuss the importance of taking a pragmatic approach as well. It is equally important to be clear, detailed, and factual... Read More
Nov 07, 2016
With the holiday season and end of 2016 fast approaching, companies and their employees often look to help others in need. Traditionally, these end-of-year campaigns range from organizing local canned food and toy drives, to promoting national programs like #GivingTuesday or raising... Read More
Oct 09, 2016
** While writing this blog post, Hurricane Matthew is pummeling the southeastern United States after sweeping through the Bahamas, Haiti, and Cuba. For information on providing support for the response, please see our website. ** Whatever you believe might be causing the extreme weather events... Read More
Oct 06, 2016
A recent survey of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s corporate partners emphasized the importance of the C-Suite as stakeholders when promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives within corporations. This makes sense, as corporate executives are more than the ‘de... Read More
Oct 04, 2016
Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) describes itself as ‘the conference at the intersection of money and meaning.’ It is a place where, “businesses can meet investors to seek funding or develop a partnership in support of ideas that will make a difference in the world.”... Read More
Sep 29, 2016
You asked and we answered! Through our work supporting companies and foundations to drive social impact locally and globally, we at Silicon Valley Community Foundation heard startups asking a reoccurring question: How can we harness our energy and vision and turn it into social good?... Read More
Sep 22, 2016
SVCF is honored to collaborate with our corporate partners to facilitate philanthropy that advances the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Making grants through corporate advised funds (CAFs) is one of the many ways that SVCF enables its corporate donors to turn this... Read More
Sep 13, 2016
According to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Census, seven in ten children in California do not have access to public preschools, which means many of them will start with a disadvantage on their first day of kindergarten; while 4.5M adults in California have some college but no... Read More
Aug 30, 2016
Last month Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba, and the Alibaba Foundation hosted a first-of-its-kind conference in Hangzhou, China. The nascent topic that was covered was not the latest mobile technology, on which we now know China leads Silicon Valley, but rather philanthropy.   ... Read More