Sep 17, 2021
As the nation wrestles with issues of racial justice, arts organizations are turning their own focus to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI): How can they create more opportunities for actors of color, for example? And how can they reach out to more diverse audiences? As arts organizations and... Read More
Sep 16, 2021
The fund empowers Latinx leaders, increases investments in Latinx organizations creating educational, civic and economic opportunities to enhance Latinx communities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties Sept. 16, 2021, Mountain View, Calif. — Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) today... Read More
Sep 15, 2021
SVCF Donor Circles are dynamic groups of Bay Area philanthropists who are passionate and knowledgeable about specific impact areas. Through collaboration, they achieve greater impact by learning and giving together. Donor circle member and Corporate Accelerator Forum CEO Diana Joseph and Palo Alto... Read More
Sep 02, 2021
Photo credit: John Locher/AP/Shutterstock Relief for victims of Hurricane Ida In response to the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Ida on communities in Louisiana and neighboring states, SVCF has assembled a list of nonprofit organizations that are providing relief to residents in the region... Read More
Sep 01, 2021
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... Read More
Aug 27, 2021
Magnify Community sat down with Gina Dalma, SVCF's executive vice president for community action, policy and strategy, to talk about the role the community foundation has played in the past year to support the community, our work around equity, and her vision for... Read More
Aug 25, 2021
Volunteers check in families at a COVID-19 test site in Belle Haven on December 13, 2020. Photo by Magali Gauthier From spearheading COVID-19 vaccination drives to helping senior citizens sign up for housing, Belle Haven Action is a catalyst for projects that serve the community. The group works... Read More
Aug 23, 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 Avo Makdessian, vice president of Community Partnerships and Learning. How long have you been at SVCF? What led you to this work? I’ve been at SVCF... Read More
Aug 20, 2021
In the wake of the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the collapse of the Afghan government, and the Taliban’s takeover, many Afghans are fleeing for their lives. Tens of thousands of them are in danger because of their association with the U.S. mission. Only 16,000 Afghans have... Read More
Aug 16, 2021
Unprecedented heat waves and drought have brought on an early wildfire season that has already devastated swaths of the West Coast. In California, wildfires have torn through more than 800,000 acres of land and counting, causing immeasurable loss to thousands of families and ravaging our delicate... Read More