SVCF Blog

Apr 03, 2018
The following is the transcript of a speech given by Emmett Carson on March 26, 2018, at an event hosted by Destination: Home, a supporting organization of SVCF, at the Tech Museum of Innovation. Emmett Carson CEO and President, Silicon Valley... Read More
Mar 28, 2018
The board of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation has recently awarded nearly $1.5 million in grants to 18 organizations with programs that address needs in the Bay Area identified as strategically important to SVCF: increasing civic participation by youth or underrepresented groups; providing... Read More
Mar 28, 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. A significant number of Silicon Valley students enter... Read More
Mar 27, 2018
On May 8 at the California Theatre in San Jose, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and NBC Bay Area/KNTV will host  “Decision 2018: The Race for Governor,” a debate among major candidates running for California governor. The debate will be moderated by Chuck Todd, NBC News... Read More
Mar 16, 2018
A group of SVCF donors has committed $1 million in a matching challenge to raise funds for The Big Lift, the innovative literacy program for low-income kids in San Mateo County that lost its federal funding last year. The group will match donations dollar for dollar until March 31, 2018. The Big... Read More
Mar 15, 2018
More than six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, thousands of people on the island are still without reliable electricity. To help victims of the hurricane and support efforts to increase access to solar-powered electricity, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Puerto Rico... Read More
Mar 14, 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. Housing may be the most pressing issue facing quality of life... Read More
Mar 13, 2018
Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in 2017. Southwest Airlines worked with SVCF to raise funds for affected employees in the city. This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. If there is any positive takeaway from last year’s unexpected climate events, it’s that emergency... Read More
Mar 07, 2018
Last January, the Donor Circle for the Environment, a collaboration of philanthropists that supports nonprofits addressing environmental issues, convened to kick-off their year of learning and select their thematic focus. To facilitate broad learning, the donor circle selects an overarching theme... Read More
Mar 01, 2018
The people of three disadvantaged communities in San Mateo County could shape their futures more effectively by using available tools to make government more accountable to them, according to a new report commissioned by Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Right now, the report notes, the elected... Read More

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