SVCF Blog

Feb 07, 2020
Confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States have been found in the Bay Area. Given our region’s status as a major conduit for international relations and travel, this is unsurprising.  Fortunately, our region is already taking action.... Read More
Feb 05, 2020
Kimberly Myers Hewlett is one of the newest additions to the SVCF leadership team. Serving as senior vice president, donor engagement, she leads SVCF's efforts to build and bolster relationships between SVCF donors and local nonprofits. In this episode, SVCF Executive Vice President, Marketing... Read More
Jan 31, 2020
Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Donor Circle for Safety Net: Housing is a group of philanthropists committed to learning about and investing in critical policy, advocacy and civic engagement strategies that are addressing the housing needs in our community. In particular, this donor... Read More
Jan 30, 2020
San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley nonprofits are invited to apply for Project Innovation grants before the Friday, Feb. 14 deadline! In partnership with NBCUniversal and Telemundo owned television stations in 11 select markets, the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation will award nearly $2.5... Read More
Jan 24, 2020
Lydia and Tom Moran, SVCF donors Responsible, informed, and effective philanthropy is not easy, as Lydia and Tom Moran have learned over the last seven years of giving. “There are so many needs,” said Lydia. “Figuring out where best to give is hard work.” Through... Read More
Jan 22, 2020
Over the last decade, government funding for higher education has decreased by more than $9 billion dollars. The rising costs of a college education have primarily fallen on students and their families. Through partnerships with local nonprofits and generous donors, SVCF offers a variety of... Read More
Jan 08, 2020
SVCF president and CEO Nicole Taylor was recently featured on Giving with Impact, a podcast series from Stanford Social Innovation Review, developed with the support of Schwab Charitable. Nicole joined Kim Laughton, president of Schwab Charitable, for a conversation about philanthropy and the... Read More
Jan 08, 2020
Scholar, teacher and activist Alex Schafran tells a powerful story of "the suburbanization of poverty, the failures of regional planning, urban sprawl, NIMBYism and political fragmentation between middle class white environmentalists and communities of color," in his recent book The Road... Read More
Jan 03, 2020
The fourth and final part of a series looking at how SVCF, our donors and partners are creating solutions to Silicon Valley’s housing and homelessness crisis. This story originally appeared in the 2019 SVCF Magazine. Read Part I here, Part II here and Part III here. It... Read More
Dec 18, 2019
Vice President of Community Impact Manuel Santamaria has worked at Silicon Valley Community Foundation for more than 20 years, joining SVCF's predecessor, the Peninsula Community Foundation, in 1999 as a program officer. In this episode, Manny sits down with Senior Vice President of Public... Read More

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