SVCF Blog

Feb 22, 2022
Christopher Szumlanski/AP/Shutterstock On January 15, 2022, the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano erupted and triggered a tsunami that destroyed villages and knocked out communications in Tonga, an island nation of approximately 105,000 people. The volcanic eruption blanketed Tonga in ash... Read More
Feb 14, 2022
Welcome to SVCF’s Staff Spotlight, an occasional series in which we present Q&A-style profiles of some of our staff members. In this edition, we feature Hannah Wasserman, philanthropic services officer. How long have you been at SVCF? What led you to this work? I have been at SVCF since... Read More
Feb 09, 2022
New hires bring strategic planning and information technology expertise to support SVCF’s mission of driving enduring community change in Silicon Valley and beyond Mountain View, CA, Feb. 9, 2022- Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has hired Gihani Fernando as Vice President of... Read More
Feb 08, 2022
During the pandemic, Destination: Home has coordinated efforts with Cisco and Silicon Valley Community Foundation to distribute funds to organizations like Latinas Contra Cancer to support families who face dire financial circumstances. The COVID-19 Regional Response Fund, a part of SVCF... Read More
Feb 07, 2022
Longtime SVCF partner Nuestra Casa uses recent grants to enhance its “Parent Academy,” a part of its Environmental Justice program. A key focus of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s new strategic direction is improving access to clean air, clean water, open space and food... Read More
Feb 04, 2022
SVCF grantee One East Palo Alto hosts a food distribution event. In its inaugural year, SVCF’s Community Action Grants Program deployed millions of dollars to local nonprofits and invested in leaders of color and their organizations that are organizing and mobilizing communities to change... Read More
Jan 20, 2022
New appointments bring programming, corporate finance and workforce development expertise to help SVCF drive lasting change in local communities Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has announced the addition of Scott Kupor, Van Ton-Quinlivan and Jennifer Urdan to its board of directors, and... Read More
Jan 19, 2022
As 2022 begins, my heart is filled with overwhelming gratitude for the generosity of our donors and corporate partners and the tireless work of the many heroic nonprofit organizations that serve our region. In 2021 we broke our grantmaking records, distributing $2.27 billion in grants to support... Read More
Jan 19, 2022
In 2021, the nation’s leading community foundation—which prioritizes local nonprofits and those led by people of color—awarded more than $2 billion in grants to nearly 6,000 organizations thanks to its generous donors Jan. 19, 2022, Mountain View, Calif.  — Silicon... Read More
Jan 13, 2022
Getting vaccinated can be scary for young children. But an incentive – like a visit to a fun museum – can go a long way in alleviating nerves and making the vaccination experience easier, and even enjoyable, for families and their kids. That’s why when the FDA first authorized... Read More

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