SVCF Blog

May 18, 2016
Remy Goldsmith In a diverse community like Silicon Valley, it's both a challenge—and an opportunity—to ensure our government reflects the interests of its residents. When elected leaders fail to address the needs of the very... Read More
May 17, 2016
Thank you to everyone who participated in Silicon Valley Gives 2016! On May 3, 2016, more than 18,000 donors joined together to raise over $7.85 million for nonprofits throughout the Bay Area. Learn more about the event in our recent press release and view complete results on the SVGives... Read More
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

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