SVCF Blog

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
Dec 13, 2019
The Bay Area's transportation crisis Bay Area residents are in a quandary: Housing prices are skyrocketing, forcing residents to move further away from their jobs and into more affordable neighborhoods, which then leads to a transportation crisis in the region – cars flood freeways... Read More
Dec 10, 2019
Photo: The Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley members Joe Eyre of Los Altos Community Foundation, Gary Byrne of Community Foundation for San Benito County, Michelle Fries of SVCF, Donna Pray of Gilroy Foundation, Cammie Vail of Palo Alto Community Fund and Erica Wood of SVCF... Read More
Dec 06, 2019
Part III 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 and Part II here. In May, Sunnyvale community leaders... Read More

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