SVCF Blog

Jul 27, 2015
SJ Learns is an effort to expand after-school programs for children in kindergarten through grade three in San Jose who are most in need of this investment. Working with the office of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, the SJ Learns Working Group is developing a road map for... Read More
Jul 17, 2015
We are excited to announce that Gina D. Dalma, pictured, has been promoted to the role of special advisor to the CEO for public policy. Most recently, Gina served as SVCF's director of grantmaking and as co-lead of the Silicon Valley Common Core Initiative.    In her new... Read More
Jul 09, 2015
Community foundations have existed for more than a hundred years by adhering to a simple proposition: they exist to serve their local communities. Today, this proposition is being challenged by an increasingly global, twenty-first century mindset and amazing new technologies that strengthen... Read More
Jul 07, 2015
Have you been tasked with expanding your employee engagement programs to other countries? Are you looking for tips to make your programs more locally relevant? Many CSR professionals are facing the same challenges. After receiving an increasing number of inquiries and observing growing... Read More
Jul 01, 2015
Thanks to the tremendous support of our corporate partners, SVCF is pleased to announce a reduced grant minimum for the more than 1,100 pre-approved international organizations in 91 countries on our Global Charity Database. As of July 1, 2015, grants to any organization listed on www.... Read More
Jun 29, 2015
Do you remember the feeling of getting in the car after you passed your first driving test? Where did you go on your first drive alone? Who did you take with you? For many of us, feeling excited and elated was a given. What was less expected, but perhaps far more profound, was a sense of freedom... Read More
Jun 24, 2015
If you live in Silicon Valley, chances are you regularly interact with someone who was not born here. In San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, nearly half of our workforce is foreign-born and close to two-thirds of those under the age of 18 are the children of immigrants. Immigrants have been... Read More
Jun 24, 2015
How Tech Gives is a blog series on Philanthropy Front and Center-San Francisco featuring interviews with Bay Area tech leaders about philanthropy news, trends and opportunities among the tech companies in our region.  This series is done in partnership with the Silicon Valley Community... Read More
Jun 22, 2015
To assist globally minded corporations, SVCF has conducted research to create a new report on global employee engagement. This unique report is a practitioner’s guide for companies looking to expand their employee engagement programs internationally. We explore the employee engagement... Read More
Jun 22, 2015
SVCF’s Business Council for Innovation in Education (BCIE) hosted a unique experience in April for donors and community members interested in education. The event – Innovate Education: Building Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce – offered participants multiple views into how the... Read More

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