CSR Matters Blog

May 02, 2016
With Silicon Valley Gives – our region’s giving day – tomorrow, it’s a great time to review how people making a donation to their favorite charity may be able to benefit the charity even more by taking advantage of an employer’s matching gift program. In 2015, 90% of... Read More
Apr 26, 2016
Sarah Miers The Center for Effective Philanthropy recently released a report about the role of foundation transparency. One of the key findings was that foundations should be more transparent about lessons learned – both in the successes and... Read More
Apr 25, 2016
SVCF had the opportunity to attend the 15th annual Charities@Work Summit in New York City, for the first time. The conference offers leaders and stakeholders in corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy and human resources new ideas and best practices around employee engagement... Read More
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