SVCF Blog

Dec 02, 2015
SVCF leads many initiatives to improve lives in our local community, but we also have the great fortune of working with corporations and donors across the U.S. and around the world.  Thanks to a recent trip to Dallas and Austin, my colleagues and I had the chance to meet with clients... Read More
Dec 01, 2015
Just 30 kilometers from Bangalore, India, a place where world-famous technology companies are developing life-changing products, is another world. Here, in Orohalli, residents have no indoor plumbing or sanitary facilities. The maternity ward at the local hospital is a steel bed. School-age... Read More
Dec 01, 2015
Q&A with David Sacarelos, Professional Advisor with Seiler LLP David Sacarelos Tax Partner Seiler LLP David Sacarelos is a partner at Seiler LLP, a leading advisory and accounting firm serving affluent families and individuals,... Read More
Nov 29, 2015
The year is quickly coming to a close and our team is eager to support you and your clients in this last quarter of 2015. Many of your clients may be considering a charitable contribution before year’s end. Because this is a busy time for SVCF and for you, I wanted to highlight some important... Read More
Nov 27, 2015
If you are considering serving on a nonprofit’s board of directors, you’ve probably already read articles on the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of board service. These articles address common questions like “Should I serve on a board when asked?” or “What... Read More
Nov 24, 2015
SVCF is proud to present the 2015 Caltrain Holiday Train! Each year, the Holiday Train is decorated with thousands of glittering lights. The train stops at various Caltrain stations from San Francisco to Santa Clara, bringing joy and holiday spirit to kids and families along the way. Each... Read More
Nov 23, 2015
Erica Wood In late September I visited a couple of farms on the San Mateo County Coastside in Half Moon Bay and Pescadero. Along with a group (pictured above) of board members and other partners who work with SVCF, I was able to see first-hand the... Read More
Nov 18, 2015
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Silicon Valley Gives, a regional giving day hosted by SVCF. What is Silicon Valley Gives? On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Silicon Valley Gives will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple... Read More
Nov 18, 2015
Editor's note: Ladislav Kossar manages the wealth of the Kossar family, with a focus on creating social impact. This column was written by Mr. Kossar for the fall 2015 edition of SVCF Magazine. Access the full version of SVCF magazine online.  There are 153 million orphans... Read More
Nov 17, 2015
With the recent announcement by SVCF of the new Silicon Valley Regional Fund to support efforts that will benefit communities and residents from San Francisco to Santa Clara County, some have wondered why SVCF is choosing to engage with San Francisco-based initiatives. As our CEO, Emmett Carson,... Read More

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