SVCF Blog

Sep 17, 2018
It is no surprise that the Bay Area’s booming economy and the subsequent demand for housing have resulted in housing costs that many local families simply cannot afford. The housing crisis has had an impact on every segment of our community, but none has been more affected than those whose... Read More
Sep 10, 2018
Anne Im, Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s immigration program officer, recently visited the United States/Mexico border with an emergency delegation organized by Hispanics in Philanthropy. Below, she shares reflections and learnings from the trip. I traveled to the border with a... Read More
Sep 05, 2018
In our 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 you will hear Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San... Read More
Aug 21, 2018
This July, proud parents, siblings and supporters gathered in the auditorium of Susan B. Anthony Elementary School in Daly City to celebrate 200 scholars graduating from The Big Lift's Inspiring Summers program – a program designed to boost reading skills among... Read More
Aug 15, 2018
This letter to the editor, authored by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Austin Community Foundation and The Boston Foundation, was sent to Fast Company writer Ben Paynter on August 13, in response to his July article on donor advised funds. To the editor: Your two recent articles about the... Read More
Aug 07, 2018
We have always been tremendously proud to be able to partner with individuals and organizations who have a desire to make a positive impact on communities. Our donors support issues of personal significance from their past as well as ones they learn about as they connect with new communities over... Read More
Jul 30, 2018
With our 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. Greg Avis, interim president, and Erica Wood, chief community... Read More
Jul 26, 2018
Since its founding, our country has struggled with ensuring that its highest ideals guide the nation’s policies and practices. For example, the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “no state shall deny to any person... Read More
Jul 24, 2018
Low-income neighborhoods often lack banks and credit unions but are ripe with check-cashing services and payday lenders. When young people living in these communities begin working, they’re likely to use these convenient services, which charge high interest rates and offer no opportunities... Read More
Jul 17, 2018
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 20, 2018 The CEO search committee continues to conduct interviews with candidates for our new chief executive. The committee has been pleased with the quality of the candidates and the breadth of experience they possess. We would like to thank our greater... Read More

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