SVCF Blog

Jun 11, 2015
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is proud to play a central role in addressing the key social, economic and environmental challenges in our region. Absolutely crucial to this work is the direct support we receive from our donors. When donors elect to make an enduring gift to SVCF and the... Read More
Jun 10, 2015
With your help, we did it again! Our region’s day of charitable giving, Silicon Valley Gives, was held May 5, and with the support of SVCF donors and the community, we raised $7.8 million for local nonprofits. My sincere thanks goes out to the many SVCF fund holders who offered matching... Read More
Jun 10, 2015
On May 12, I had the opportunity to moderate a panel conversation featuring StubHub Head of CSR, Emma Leggat, Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Program Director, Tricia Steel, and The Roots of Music Executive Director, Kristin Schillinger at the 2015 Emerging Practitioners in... Read More
Jun 10, 2015
More than 140 people gathered at the Center for Employment Training in San Jose on May 22 to discuss ways that community leaders can work to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, who are less likely to graduate from high school and more likely to be incarcerated during their... Read More
Jun 08, 2015
On May 28, staff, friends and family celebrated the career and inspiring leadership of SVCF Chief Operating Officer Vera Bennett (pictured above), who retired after 25 years of service to Silicon Valley Community Foundation and one of its parent organizations, Peninsula Community Foundation. We... Read More
Jun 05, 2015
Americans have always believed in the idea that all children, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. A disturbing opportunity gap has emerged during the last 25 years that now threatens the central tenet of the America dream. Silicon Valley... Read More
Jun 03, 2015
More than 300 San Mateo County leaders in education, government and business gathered on May 27 to mark the launch of The Big Lift, a nationally recognized initiative to ensure that all children in the county can read proficiently by third grade, paving the way for their future success and... Read More
Jun 01, 2015
Threads Silicon Valley Date: June 8 Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm PST Location: Microsoft Silicon Valley Conference Center, 1065 Avenida Street, Mountain View, CA RSVP: Patricia Macginniss, pmacginniss@siliconvalleycf.org Silicon Valley Community Foundation is pleased to be sponsoring Threads... Read More
May 13, 2015
You may have seen the recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article discussing Al-Furqan Foundation Welfare Trust, an NGO that was recently sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department and Saudi officials. According to reports, this organization was providing support to terrorist groups such as Al Qaeda... Read More
May 13, 2015
Silicon Valley's largest technology companies were criticized last year after releasing data that showed African-Americans and Latinos make up only 3 percent to 4 percent of their tech workforce. In response, tech companies are now investing millions of dollars in initiatives they hope will... Read More

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