Philanthropy Now Podcast: Imagining possibilities with SVCF’s anniversary grant program

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.

In this episode, Valerie Cuevas, Interim Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Grantmaking at SVCF, discusses the 10 nonprofit projects that received anniversary grants from SVCF in 2017. SVCF’s 10th Anniversary Grants program awarded a total of $1 million in the following focus areas:

  • Economic Security
  • Education
  • Immigration
  • Building Strong Communities
  • Civic Engagement

Valerie also shares her thoughts about how the anniversary grant recipients will have an impact on their communities. 

Valerie Cuevas, Interim Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Grantmaking  


What you will learn about:

  • Two of the recipient programs helping young people build credit and become more financially stable.
  • Innovative solutions helping bridge the digital divide and assist students, families and teachers in their pursuit of education.
  • Bold projects that are defending and protecting local immigrants while helping them join the workforce.
  • Programs involving students and residents in the design and planning of their own communities from housing to public spaces.
  • Creative methods to get more people involved in elections, voting and community volunteering.

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