SVCF Blog

Oct 01, 2018
This coming November, California voters will vote on twelve state ballot measures and many more in our region’s counties and cities. Below are Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s public stances on local, county and state ballot measures, with links to resources. Don’t forget to... Read More
Sep 26, 2018
Silicon Valley Community Foundation invites you to join us at Regional Meeting 2018 on Nov. 14 for a discussion on the Bay Area housing shortage. This free community event at the Santa Clara Marriott will feature a lively discussion about the true causes of the... Read More
Sep 19, 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. On October 23, Silicon Valley Community Foundation will host... Read More
Sep 18, 2018
San Jose artist Sam Rodriguez is painting murals on SVCF's lobby doors. The murals draw from his background as a graffiti artist and are inspired by the diverse people and languages of Silicon Valley. As we head into one of the busiest seasons for SVCF – one which will... Read More
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 20, 2018
Employee buy-in is essential to the success of any corporate responsibility program, and the Intero Foundation – formed in 2002 with the founding of the Intero real estate brokerage -- operates a grassroots model that engages the company’s staff and works to give back to the local... 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

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