SVCF Blog

Apr 17, 2019
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is proud to be among thirty philanthropic institutions to file an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the proposed census citizenship question and make sure everyone counts! The brief was filed on Monday April 1, and as Philanthropy California... Read More
Apr 15, 2019
Image: #WOCinTechChat This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. The tech industry has a diversity problem. Women, specifically women of color, are greatly underrepresented. But some Silicon Valley leaders are working hard to make a change. Adobe, for example, has demonstrated its... Read More
Apr 10, 2019
Q&A with Mauricio Palma, Director of Initiatives and Special Projects; the third piece in the SVCF staff spotlight series. Read other staff spotlights featuring Mallory Zickfeld, Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Son Chau, Philanthropy Advisor. Mauricio Palma Director of... Read More
Mar 27, 2019
SVCF Values Committee members Gina Dalma, Cynthia Pilch, Michelle Sioson Hyman, Casey Kellogg, Sawako Sonoyama Clarin and Bert Feuss In spring 2018, Silicon Valley Community Foundation faced a challenge like never before. Our organization had been though a very public scandal related to our... Read More
Mar 26, 2019
With the Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and ways that SVCF and partners promote innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Starting kindergarten is a big step for... Read More
Mar 19, 2019
With a council vote on March 5, San Jose took a big step to make young children and families a top priority for the city, and SVCF staff was right there to help make it happen. For many years, SVCF’s Center for Early Learning has worked closely with Mayor Sam Liccardo and members of the... Read More
Mar 11, 2019
With the 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. Over the past decade, Bay Area communities have faced... Read More
Mar 11, 2019
The recent government shutdown that stretched for a record 35 days caused disruptions of all kinds, including for people receiving SNAP – or food stamps – benefits. To help ensure affected local families had the food they needed last month, SVCF... Read More
Mar 08, 2019
La guía también está disponible en español a partir de la página 29. Have you ever handed your phone to your child to keep them entertained while at a restaurant or the grocery store, or just so you have a few minutes to get dinner ready? Have you ever gone to... Read More
Feb 27, 2019
In March, a new app called The Burg -- a Silicon Valley Community Foundation grantee -- will launch in Silicon Valley, with the goal of increasing civic engagement and improving voter education.  “We want to replace the clunky, outdated voter information pamphlet,... Read More

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