SVCF Blog

Feb 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. The technology that surrounds our young kids may be relatively... Read More
Feb 15, 2018
The following is the transcript of a speech given by Emmett Carson on January 15, 2018 at the African American Community Service Agency 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Emmett Carson CEO and President, Silicon Valley Community... Read More
Feb 10, 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. Early childhood education is top of mind for California voters... Read More
Feb 02, 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. What does philanthropy mean to us in 2018? Dr. Emmett Carson,... Read More
Jan 31, 2018
In the 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, Vu-Bang Nguyen, program officer for SVCF,... Read More
Jan 30, 2018
The following is the transcript of a speech given by Emmett Carson on November 29, 2017 to the Chartered Financial Analyst Society San Francisco Endowment & Foundation Conference. Thank you for the kind introduction and for the wonderful invitation to be with you for Chartered Financial... Read More
Jan 29, 2018
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of attorney Greta S. Hansen and financial advisor Alan Zafran to the organization’s board of directors. The appointments were effective Jan. 1, 2018. Greta S. Hansen is the chief assistant county counsel for the... Read More
Jan 26, 2018
On January 8, President Trump’s administration announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for close to 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the country since at least 2001, leaving them to face deportation. This not only goes against our values – which recognize... Read More
Jan 25, 2018
Time is running out for nonprofit organizations to apply for a grant through Project Innovation, the great, new competitive grant program from SVCF partner The NBCUniversal Foundation. Working with NBC and Telemundo owned television stations located in 11 markets, NBC Universal Foundation will... Read More
Jan 24, 2018
SVCF Donor Circle for Africa meeting, Nov. 2017. The United Nations estimates that the world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050, up from 7.6 billion currently, and half of the growth will occur in Africa.[i] This trajectory promises great economic opportunity for the continent –... Read More

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