Aug 26, 2019
Two Silicon Valley Community Foundation donors support social causes close to their hearts and work with SVCF to elevate their impact Charitable giving is a family tradition for Kelly Younger, a social worker and philanthropist who grew up in Menlo Park. Every Thanksgiving, Younger’s... Read More
Aug 22, 2019
SVCF Summer 2019 fellows Danya Adib-Azpeitia and Haeli Baek with President & CEO Nicole Taylor This summer SVCF welcomed two student fellows from Stanford University. During the nine-week program, Haeli Baek worked on our scholarships team and Danya Adib-Azpeitia worked in corporate... Read More
Aug 19, 2019
Liz Carey After an extensive search, I am excited to announce that Liz Carey has been appointed as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations for Silicon Valley Community Foundation. As the chief financial officer at the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) for the past five years... Read More
Aug 15, 2019
In 2019, The Big Lift Inspiring Summers program served another 1,200 students -- from rising kindergarteners through second graders -- in San Mateo County, helping to improve literacy throughout the county and preventing summer learning loss. The four-week summer program includes seven... Read More
Aug 14, 2019
Hundreds of people attended a Citizenship Day event co-sponsored by SVCF in April 2019 On Monday, August 12, the federal administration continued its assault on our country’s immigration system, finally issuing a “public charge” rule that penalizes legal immigrants who want to... Read More
Aug 14, 2019
For many in the Bay Area, a single emergency can derail a safe housing situation. And for some, losing that housing means living on the street in an RV. SVCF is working with elected officials, nonprofit organizations and homeless advocates to find solutions that will lead to permanent housing for... Read More
Aug 01, 2019
In 2018, community leaders and nonprofits sat down with Silicon Valley Community Foundation to discuss the creation of a new SVCF grantmaking strategy. Participants voiced a need for support for organizations working locally to make sure that community voices shape local governance. One community... Read More
Jul 31, 2019
In Santa Clara County, 7,500 people are without a home on any given night. Destination: Home is a public-private partnership that uses collective impact strategies to to work towards ending homelessness in Santa Clara County. In this episode, Erica Wood, SVCF’s EVP of Community Impact, talks... Read More
Jul 31, 2019
Thanks to Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature, California took a step to ensure that courts can’t systematically decide that the life of a white person is worth more money than that of an African American or Latino.   On July 30, Newsom signed... Read More
Jul 30, 2019
Veteran teacher Dawn Petty has built a fine career by standard measures, but there have been times she felt her traditional teaching methods were only reaching about a third of her math students at Barrett Elementary School in Morgan Hill, California. Until she began using new methods of... Read More