SVCF Blog

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
Jul 12, 2018
For the past 26 years, SVCF grantee Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) has worked to build communities where young people and their adult allies can create positive local change. With offices in San Francisco, San Rafael, San Mateo, Fresno and Merced, YLI develops young leaders to address social... Read More
Jul 06, 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. In this episode, we’ll hear from SVCF’s Interim... Read More
Jul 06, 2018
Through a fund with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, local philanthropist Sheri Sobrato Brisson and her team launched Shadow's Edge, a mobile game designed to foster self-inquiry and acceptance in teenage players facing chronic illnesses and other health challenges. Brisson saw that many... Read More
Jun 28, 2018
This June, Silicon Valley Community Foundation awarded 133 foundation-managed scholarships totaling over $695,000. Annually, SVCF administers more than 45 scholarship programs, which grant a total of about $1.4 million a year. This recent round of awards targeted graduating high school seniors... Read More
Jun 27, 2018
Over recent months, current and former employees of Silicon Valley Community Foundation came forward with accounts of workplace harassment and bullying by SVCF’s senior business development executive and raised concerns that the organization fostered an unhealthy workplace environment. These... Read More

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