SVCF Blog

Jan 04, 2022
When donors align their investments with their values, the impact of their giving becomes even more meaningful. Thurman V. White, Jr., retired chairman and CEO of Progress Investment Management Company, and his wife, Eileen, are a prime example of donors who engage in thoughtful, values-driven... Read More
Dec 27, 2021
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is one of only four major foundations in the country with more than 30% of its assets managed by firms owned by women or people of color, according to a recent study by the Knight Foundation and Global Economic Group. We’re proud of these findings... Read More
Dec 20, 2021
When the City of San José breaks ground on construction of a new park in San José’s Tropicana-Lanai neighborhood in 2022, it will mark the culmination of LUNA’s longest-running project. LUNA, or Latinos United for a New America, has been working for years to get the... Read More
Dec 13, 2021
People amongst damage caused by the December 2021 tornados in Mayfield, Kentucky. CREDIT: TANNEN MAURY/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock In response to the devastation caused by the tornadoes that tore across six states on December 10, 2021, SVCF has compiled a list of organizations that are providing... Read More
Dec 08, 2021
SVCF is reviving an occasional series in which we present Q&A-style profiles of some of our staff members. In this edition, we feature Sindy L. Craig, director of planned giving. How long have you been at SVCF? What is your role? I have been at Silicon Valley Community Foundation... Read More
Dec 02, 2021
Silicon Valley is a region known for its technological advancements and ubiquitous digital culture, yet it is home to a shockingly high number of residents who cannot access fast, reliable and affordable internet. Access to the internet hinges on how much Internet Service Providers (ISPs) invest... Read More
Nov 18, 2021
San Mateo County-based nonprofit Boys & Girls Club of the Coastside traditionally offers after-school programs to students in the Cabrillo Unified School District, including the cities of Montara, El Granada and Half Moon Bay. However, like most districts in the area, the 2020-21 school year... Read More
Nov 10, 2021
South Bay Youth Changemakers members speak against anti-Asian violence at a rally organized by PACT San Jose. Large, established nonprofits have traditionally gotten the lion’s share of both attention and funding from both foundations and government, while smaller organizations work with... Read More
Nov 05, 2021
SVCF is reviving an occasional series in which we present Q&A-style profiles of some of our staff members. In this edition, we feature Nathan (Nate) Kuerschner, senior operations manager. How long have you been at SVCF? What led you to this work? I just passed my seven-year anniversary at... Read More
Nov 01, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic hit the working-class Mayfair community in East San José – a landing place for immigrants – particularly hard. And the School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza (MHP), the operator of Mexican Heritage Plaza, pivoted to provide what community... Read More

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