Silicon Valley Community Foundation Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized from September 15 through October 15, 2021. Silicon Valley Community Foundation is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the history, achievements, leadership and resilience of Latinx communities.

SVCF announces the LatinXCEL Fund's first grantmaking round recipients!

Support local Latinx organizations

Latinx Giving Guide

SVCF’s Latinx Giving Guide
In 2020, Latinx communities shouldered 56 percent of California’s total COVID cases and 47 percent of the state’s total COVID deaths. The equity gap that Latinx communities face is exacerbated by a persistent lack of access to philanthropic dollars by Latinx nonprofit leaders and Latinx-led organizations.
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LatinXCEL Fund

SVCF’s LatinXCEL Fund
Want to support multiple organizations working locally? SVCF’s LatinXCEL Fund, created in partnership with the Castellano Family Foundation, seeks to reverse long-standing inequities by investing in people and organizations that address the infrastructure needs of nonprofits serving Latinx communities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Learn more and donate here.
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SVCF Grantee Spotlights

Latinas Contra Cancer aims to create healthcare advocates for the Latinx community

Latinas Contra Cancer aims to create healthcare advocates for the Latinx community

A Civic Participation grant from SVCF helps Latinas Contra Cancer "move from service providing to moblizing."

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The ¡Sí Se Puede! Collective builds power in East San Jose

SVCF Philanthropy Now: The ¡Sí Se Puede! Collective builds power in East San Jose

SVCF Community Advisory Council members and executive directors from SOMOS Mayfair, Amigos de Guadalupe and Veggielution, three of ¡Sí Se Puede! Collective's five community-based organizations, join the podcast to discuss how they leverage the collective impact model to address racial disparities in East San José.

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Local Color promotes public art and artists

Local Color promotes public art and artists

SVCF Arts and Culture grantee shows Local Color demonstrates how art can challenge racism and pressing social issues.

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SVCF Philanthropy Now: On the San Mateo County coast: uplifting our “forgotten” neighbors

SVCF Philanthropy Now: On the San Mateo County coast: uplifting our “forgotten” neighbors

SVCF Community Advisory Council members and executive directors from Pacifica Resource Center and Puente de la Costa Sur join the episode to discuss how their organizations respond to the needs of the often overlooked communities on the San Mateo Coast. These rural communities have historically lacked access to basic health services, transportation, and affordable housing. 

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SVCF Philanthropy Now: Latino Family Fund fights for social justice in South Santa Clara County

SVCF Philanthropy Now: Latino Family Fund fights for social justice in South Santa Clara County

SVCF Community Advisory Council member, Latino Family Fund de Gilroy co-founder and former Gilroy Foundation board member Edwin Diaz joins the podcast for a conversation about how Latino Family Fund addresses the challenges Latlinx communities in the region face. With over 60 percent of Gilroy's population being Latinx, and Gilroy being one of the highest pockets of poverty in the county, the need for uplifting these communities is dire.

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SVCF Philanthropy Now (in Spanish): Grassroots groups build power within communities of color

SVCF Philanthropy Now (in Spanish): Grassroots groups build power within communities of color

North Fair Oaks Community Alliance (NFOCA) founder and president and Mountain View Solidarity Fund (MVSF) founders join the conversation to share how an SVCF Neighborhoods Community Action Grant enables their groups to build community networks and amplify the voices of Black, Indigenous, and people of color within the Fair Oaks Neighborhood and City of Mountain View.

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