CSR Matters Blog

Apr 22, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is privileged to work with twelve of the U.S.’s best corporate citizens, according to a ranking by CR Magazine. For the past 17 years, CR Magazine has ranked companies based upon publically available information pertaining to environmental efforts,... Read More
Apr 20, 2016
Friday, April 22 marks the 46th Annual Earth Day and demonstrates growing worldwide support for protecting our environment. This year more than one billion of us will celebrate and honor our planet! Coinciding with this year’s theme of #Trees4Earth, the Earth Day Network has set an... Read More
Apr 18, 2016
Is your organization able to help your employees in times of crisis or hardship? Chances are, your company has detailed business continuity plans to keep the business operational in the event of an emergency, but—are you also thinking about how to help your employees? Natural disasters,... Read More
Apr 14, 2016
SanDisk has the hard-earned, but well-deserved reputation of a socially responsible corporate. Its employee participation at over 90% is simply enviable. No wonder that many of these employee engagements are highly engaging and effective. Anubha Jain recently attended one such event and invited... Read More
Apr 08, 2016
Several Corporate Responsibility team members from Silicon Valley Community Foundation attended this year’s Charities @ Work conference. The event took place in New York in late March (a separate blog post on the conference will be available shortly) focused on Best Practices in Employee... Read More
Mar 30, 2016
In my post last week, I detailed considerations that corporate grantmakers seeking to donate internationally need to be aware of. This week, I focus on working with intermediary organizations, which can help to reduce the burden of international giving.   First, here’s a... Read More
Mar 28, 2016
Maeve Miccio At SVCF we view our corporate partnerships as integral to our ability to strengthen the common good locally and throughout the world. Pursuing that goal in partnership with companies has manifested in many different ways throughout the... Read More
Mar 28, 2016
Sean Rico Fisher Since 2014, when Silicon Valley Community Foundation first hosted the 24-hour online giving day known as Silicon Valley Gives (SVGives), corporations throughout the region have leveraged SVGives in different ways to boost employee... Read More
Mar 27, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Northern California Grantmakers are excited to announce the theme of the 2016 Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI) – Be Courageous. This full-day conference is designed to engage CSR practitioners and social entrepreneurs from various industries in... Read More
Mar 24, 2016
Wen-Chih  O'Connell After great success with our in-country site visits last year and in an effort to meet increasing demand from corporate clients for such services, SVCF is planning a summer 2016 trip to India. In collaboration with... Read More