In SVCF's Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.
This week our chief community impact officer, Erica Wood, gives us an introduction to SVCF’s new report, San Mateo County’s Forgotten South Coast Residents.
Erica shares how the report came to fruition, and why it's just the beginning of the great work that community partners and SVCF will do in the region. She also shares the stories of South Coast residents and their experiences with housing shortages, education barriers and limited access to healthcare.
What you will learn
- What kinds of challenges residents in the South Coast region of San Mateo county face, like meeting their basic educational and health needs
- How the South Coast region's challenges, including the cost and lack of housing, affect all of us in Silicon Valley
- How SVCF plans to partner with organizations in the South Coast community and greater Silicon Valley to make improvements
- How you can get involved
Resources from this episode
- Report: San Mateo County’s Forgotten South Coast Residents
- Blog by Erica Wood: Meet the forgotten residents of San Mateo's South Coast
- The nonprofit, Puente de la Costa Sur, which has received grants from SVCF and works to improve conditions for residents of the South Coast
- Julia Scott, the investigative journalist who interviewed South Coast residents and wrote SVCF's report
- County of San Mateo
- La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District