SVCF Blog

May 03, 2018
Californians will hear from candidates running to be their next governor during the first statewide-televised 2018 Gubernatorial Debate, co-hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) and NBC Bay Area, on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. PDT. The event will be moderated by Chuck Todd of NBC’s Meet... Read More
May 01, 2018
UPDATED: Wednesday May 2, 2018, 4 p.m. PT As the interim president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, I wanted to take the opportunity to provide a brief update after my first two days on the job. I would like to begin by saying thank you. Thank you to all SVCF employees who for the past few... Read More
May 01, 2018
On March 8, 2018, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and NBC Bay Area announced “Decision 2018: The Race for Governor,” a debate among major candidates running for California governor, which will take place on Tuesday, May 8. To determine the participating candidates for the May 8... Read More
Apr 27, 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, Erica Wood introduces Kristen Anderson and... Read More
Apr 26, 2018
The SVCF Board issued an important update to our staff earlier today, and we wanted to ensure that our entire community also received this critical information. The Board of Directors voted to place Emmett D. Carson on paid administrative leave from his role as CEO, President and Board member... Read More
Apr 24, 2018
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation Board of Directors met on Monday, April 23 to continue to discuss the path forward in addressing any potential issues or concerns of the SVCF workplace, ensuring a positive work culture, and determining how the Board can facilitate that process. Following... Read More
Apr 17, 2018
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a values-driven organization, built on the contributions and the selfless efforts of our entire network. Of the core values at SVCF, accountability and transparency have helped our organization grow to where it is today. In keeping with these values, I wanted... Read More
Apr 17, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) is radically changing how individuals approach and complete daily tasks. According to a recent Northeastern University/Gallup survey, 85 percent of Americans currently use at least one device, program or service that includes AI features, and we are only in the early... Read More
Apr 13, 2018
This article by Carl R. Tannenbaum originally appeared on Northern Trust's website and was used with permission from the author. The first computer I ever used was a monster. I have no idea how they got the device up to the second floor of my grade school (which was more than 80 years old... Read More
Apr 11, 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. Californians pay the highest traffic fines in the country. For... Read More

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