Jan 07, 2016
The new year started with a victory for SVCF and our partners working to curb predatory payday lending practices in the Bay Area.  SVCF's economic security program officer, Rafael O. Morales, joined other organizations from the Coalition Against Payday Predators to testify at the... Read More
Jan 06, 2016
We know that people and planet are indelibly tied. We know that employees, consumers and other stakeholders value companies that are operating responsibly. We know that companies are increasingly committed to addressing climate change. This convergence provides corporations with an opportunity;... Read More
Dec 30, 2015
Several years ago, SVCF and three other philanthropic organizations collectively funded research that led to The Bay Area Muslim Study: Establishing Community and Identity. When the study was released in 2013, we noted that the Bay Area’s Muslim communities – not to mention American... Read More
Dec 18, 2015
On Dec. 18, President Obama signed legislation recently passed by Congress to permanently reauthorize the Charitable IRA Rollover. The law is retroactive to January 1, 2015. What does this mean? Donors age 70 ½ and older may transfer up to $100,000 from their Individual Retirement... Read More
Dec 11, 2015
Holiday Train 2015 was a great success! The Caltrain Holiday Train, presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, rolled through the Bay Area Dec. 5 and 6, greeting thousands of families and spreading holiday spirit.  The Holiday Train, decorated with thousands of glittering lights,... Read More
Dec 10, 2015
(Representatives from ROSIES) The Sobrato Organization represents four generations of a California family known as much for its real estate holdings as for its diverse philanthropic endeavors. The Sobrato Family Foundation, established by John A. Sobrato in 1996, has contributed more than $263... Read More
Dec 07, 2015
Besides SVCF's work to support nonprofits through our primary grantmaking areas (economic security, education, immigration and building strong communities) we also focus on emerging local needs in our communities. Our recent partnership with Santa Clara County and the City of San Jos... Read More
Dec 03, 2015
Kathy Gu Manager, Corporate Responsibility, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Why did you pursue a career in CSR, and how did you begin? Companies are particularly interesting to me because of the breadth of audiences they are able to reach – employees, vendors, partners, clients – and... Read More
Dec 02, 2015
SVCF leads many initiatives to improve lives in our local community, but we also have the great fortune of working with corporations and donors across the U.S. and around the world.  Thanks to a recent trip to Dallas and Austin, my colleagues and I had the chance to meet with clients... Read More
Dec 01, 2015
Just 30 kilometers from Bangalore, India, a place where world-famous technology companies are developing life-changing products, is another world. Here, in Orohalli, residents have no indoor plumbing or sanitary facilities. The maternity ward at the local hospital is a steel bed. School-age... Read More