Jun 01, 2018
In the past few years, there has been an increased willingness in our region and state to fund affordable housing – both from California’s general fund as well as from local and state ballot measures. For example, in 2016 the Legislature passed No Place Like Home, creating $2 billion in... Read More
Jun 01, 2018
The extent of our state’s housing crisis cannot be overstated. Nine of the 10 least-affordable large housing markets in the country are in California, with metropolitan San Francisco ranking as the second-least affordable. This data is not exclusive to urban centers - 8 of the 10 most... Read More
May 23, 2018
The U.S. Constitution requires that all people present in the country, regardless of legal status, be counted every ten years. Census data serves as the basis for reapportioning seats in the House of Representatives, within-state redistricting, and determining the annual distribution of more than $... Read More
May 23, 2018
On May 10, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Stanford University’s Office of Planned Giving co-sponsored the annual Conference on Charitable Giving. Every year, the conference provides professional advisors – attorneys, accountants, and financial planners – as... Read More
May 22, 2018
On May 18, in partnership with Northern California Grantmakers, Silicon Valley Community Foundation hosted a legislative briefing about the upcoming Census 2020 with State Senator Richard Pan, chair of the Senate’s Select Committee on the Census, and State Assemblyman Marc Berman, chair of... Read More
May 17, 2018
Judith Bell, Vice President of Programs, The San Francisco Foundation, Gina Dalma, Vice President of Government Relations, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Amy Fitzgerald, Senior Program Officer, East Bay Community Foundation On May 14, SVCF convened staff from 10 partner... Read More
May 16, 2018
Silicon Valley Community Foundation grantees hosted two free Citizenship Days in April, helping 325 immigrants with their citizenship application process. Fee waivers, which assist low income individuals and families who cannot afford application fees, were processed for 233... Read More
May 15, 2018
Much of my work in the eleven days since I joined the community foundation has been dedicated to the issues confronting us at this moment in time. I wish, however, to take a moment to share some of my reflections on the compelling mission-related work that is happening every day here at the... Read More
May 10, 2018
On Tuesday, May 8, more than half a million viewers tuned in from across the state to watch the top 6 candidates for governor debate their positions on issues affecting California – from homelessness and housing to transportation, immigration, and  early childhood education. If you... Read More
May 09, 2018
Gloria Pashby. Photo courtesy of Sheri Dizon. Gloria Pashby never held an elected office, never ran a Silicon Valley company and never donated millions of dollars to charity. Yet when she died in 2001 at age 65, her funeral at the 500-seat St. Lawrence the Martyr church in Santa Clara,... Read More