SVCF Blog

May 13, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to represent our SVCF client, Symantec Corporation, at a United Nations Global Compact Network USA symposium hosted by Pfizer in New York City, NY. Sustainability leaders from cross-sector organizations like 3M, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hilton Worldwide... Read More
May 11, 2016
As one may expect from a conference focused on effective grantmaking, the 2016 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) conference sparked a number of relevant conversations on tactical challenges in effective philanthropy, such as developing tools for systems thinking and effective methods... Read More
May 04, 2016
Financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs and philanthropy professionals are invited to join us for the Conference on Charitable Giving, Thursday, May 12 at Stanford University in Palo Alto.  This full-day conference and networking opportunity is co-presented by Silicon Valley Community... Read More
May 04, 2016
Earlier this month, SVCF had the distinct pleasure of collaborating on an event with our friends at CECP. The topic of this event was Global Employee Engagement and it was hosted by SVCF partner, Glamour, at the new One World Trade Center building. That’s where the “with a view”... Read More
May 02, 2016
With Silicon Valley Gives – our region’s giving day – tomorrow, it’s a great time to review how people making a donation to their favorite charity may be able to benefit the charity even more by taking advantage of an employer’s matching gift program. In 2015, 90% of... Read More
Apr 26, 2016
Sarah Miers The Center for Effective Philanthropy recently released a report about the role of foundation transparency. One of the key findings was that foundations should be more transparent about lessons learned – both in the successes and... Read More
Apr 26, 2016
Despite Silicon Valley's innovation and prosperity, many of the region's low- and middle-income residents face serious struggles due to increasing costs of housing and transportation.   SVCF's grantmaking strategy, Building Strong Communities, works to address these pressing... Read More
Apr 25, 2016
SVCF had the opportunity to attend the 15th annual Charities@Work Summit in New York City, for the first time. The conference offers leaders and stakeholders in corporate social responsibility, corporate philanthropy and human resources new ideas and best practices around employee engagement... Read More
Apr 25, 2016
Want to make a difference in the Bay Area? Be part of Silicon Valley Gives -- a online fundraising event on May 3, 2016. Hundreds of charities from San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco and San Benito counties are participating.  With your help, we can make change possible for... Read More
Apr 22, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is privileged to work with twelve of the U.S.’s best corporate citizens, according to a ranking by CR Magazine. For the past 17 years, CR Magazine has ranked companies based upon publically available information pertaining to environmental efforts,... Read More

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