CSR Matters Blog

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
Mar 23, 2016
Katrina Drabeck – Corporate Responsibility Associate Why did you pursue a career in CSR, and how did you begin? The incredible experience I’ve had so far at Silicon Valley Community Foundation working with our matching gifts program greatly influenced my focus on a... Read More
Mar 21, 2016
International giving is important for today’s global corporate citizen. Supporting employee interests, responding to international disasters and helping to tackle global challenges are all important reasons for why corporations undertake the complexities of international giving. However,... Read More
Mar 03, 2016
Corporate grantmaking programs are as diverse in operations as they are in size, budget and focus areas. Some programs include an employee engagement component where staff is involved at different levels of corporate grantmaking. An emerging and unique model is including employees in the... Read More
Feb 12, 2016
As an “emerging practitioner” in philanthropy and corporate responsibility, I really believe the System can be harnessed to heal the world – not just exploit it. Apparently, I’m not alone. Report after report indicates that Millennials have a deep hunger to weave positive... Read More
Feb 02, 2016
In April 2013, SVCF  launched our partnership with YourCause to empower companies and their employees to make charitable contributions to an extensive network of fully qualified nonprofit organizations worldwide, at costs that are among the lowest in the industry. Working with our... Read More
Jan 06, 2016
We know that people and planet are indelibly tied. We know that employees, consumers and other stakeholders value companies that are operating responsibly. We know that companies are increasingly committed to addressing climate change. This convergence provides corporations with an opportunity;... Read More
Dec 03, 2015
Kathy Gu Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Why did you pursue a career in CSR, and how did you begin? Companies are particularly interesting to me because of the breadth of audiences they are able to reach – employees, vendors, partners, clients – and... Read More