Philanthropy Now Podcast: Supporting arts and culture through corporate responsibility efforts

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, SVCF corporate responsibility manager Blessing Okorougo speaks with Julie Lata, program manager in global community affairs at Applied Materials, and Jessica Erskine, head of U.S. consumer communications at StubHub Foundation.

Blessing Okorougo Julie Lata Jessica Erskine
Blessing Okorougo
Corporate Responsibility Manager, 
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Julie Lata
Program Manager in Global Community Affairs,
Applied Materials
Jessica Erskine
Head of U.S. Consumer Communications,
StubHub Foundation

At a time when public funding for arts organizations and arts-focused education has shrunk, these two companies are helping build stronger communities by supporting the arts through grantmaking and other initiatives.

Our guests explore how corporate philanthropy can be used to as a vital support system for the arts and how arts-focused education programs are essential for building strong communities. We also touch on key corporate motivators for art-focused grantmaking as well as the local and national impacts our guest's have made to achieve through their own organization's grantmaking efforts. 

What you will learn

  • How your organization can make its own community contributions through arts and culture support initiatives.
  • How corporate grants can have both a local and national impact.
  • How competitive grant cycles can be used to engage new audiences and improve local communities. 
  • Why the three pillars – People, Product, and Philanthropy matters to both consumers and corporate investors.
  • What the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation is and why StubHub Foundation supports it. 
  • How to develop a closer relationship with underdeveloped areas in your community through grantmaking. 

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