SVCF Blog

May 27, 2020
Welcome to Episode 1 of our 8-part mini podcast series with the Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley. Keep tuning in to learn from each member of the Alliance in episodes to come. In the inaugural episode, you will learn about Community Foundation for San Benito County and its role... Read More
May 26, 2020
Since the pandemic began, Abode Services has served 1,120 new clients (987 households) in the Bay Area. As our region grapples with the COVID-19 crisis, Abode Services is responding to the increase in demand for shelter, personal protective equipment and other basic needs among residents... Read More
May 20, 2020
SV@Home a local, housing policy and advocacy nonprofit, convenes Affordable Housing Month - Silicon Valley (AHM) annually, and this year they have pivoted in the face of COVID-19. With shelter-in-place now extended beyond May, this year's AHM has pivoted to virtual activities and... Read More
May 15, 2020
Staff and volunteers from ALAS distribute food at a pop-up pantry to serve those in need on the San Mateo County coast. In a rural part of the San Mateo County coast where many households are low-income and lack consistent access to safe drinking water, three generations of the Martinez* family... Read More
May 13, 2020
San Mateo County was quick to initiate efforts to protect the community in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine is currently devoting most of his time to the COVID-19 crisis and is a member of the County’s COVID-19 ad hoc committee, helping guide the county... Read More
May 12, 2020
Photo credit: Howard Lui Like many other nonprofit organizations, The Health Trust—which operates the Meals on Wheels program serving Santa Clara County—has been working round the clock to help those in need during this pandemic. In the last several weeks, The Health Trust has... Read More
May 06, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating economic impact on the nonprofit arts sector. After shelter in place orders took effect in March 2020, it was estimated that the field would have $3.2 billion in financial losses. Thousands of cultural events, art classes and community programs were... Read More
Apr 29, 2020
After 30 years of being homeless, John* was ready for a permanent place to live. Against heavy odds, he had secured a housing subsidy and found an affordable rental—no small feat in a region known for its exorbitant housing prices—and faced only one final hurdle. He needed enough... Read More
Apr 29, 2020
Sam Liccardo is the mayor of the City of San Jose and is playing a lead role in COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts in San Jose and the Silicon Valley region. Since his appointment as mayor of San Jose in 2015, Liccardo has led the city through significant economic growth and is tackling the... Read More
Apr 27, 2020
On Tuesday, May 5, SVCF will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving to raise funds to respond to needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health crisis has exacerbated inequities on a global level, and it is up to all to respond to the growing needs in our... Read More

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