SVCF Blog

Sep 16, 2015
I would like to extend a sincere thank you to our clients for participating in our employee engagement fund (EEF) and corporate advised fund (CAF) surveys. Your valuable feedback helps us gauge where our services excel as well as areas where SVCF can better serve you. We rely heavily on your... Read More
Sep 15, 2015
To stay up to date on issues and trends affecting the field of corporate social responsibility and help us serve you better, members of our corporate responsibility team will take part in a variety of conferences and events in the coming weeks. Please feel free to pass along this information to... Read More
Sep 14, 2015
From Adobe Youth Voices and Microsoft YouthSpark, to Cisco Networking Academy and IBM Smarter Cities Challenge, corporations continue to bundle and align their community investment strategies into suites of high-impact programs – Flagship Programs. The Big Idea   A flagship... Read More
Sep 14, 2015
SVCF CEO Emmett Carson last month announced the creation of the Tom Ford Honor Roll to celebrate the wonderful tradition of giving created by Tom Ford (pictured below), a real estate developer and long-time philanthropist on the peninsula.  Tom established the Sand Hill Endowment Fund to... Read More
Sep 10, 2015
The 2015 Corporate Philanthropy Institute is coming up soon. This day-long conference for corporate responsibility and corporate philanthropy practitioners will be held on Monday, Sept. 21 at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco. With close to 25 speakers and panelists, the day... Read More
Sep 09, 2015
This communication was sent by Sen. Holly Mitchell, author of the SVCF-sponsored SB 359, which seeks to create fairness in mathematics placement for all California students. Please sign our petition. ----------------------------------- Bill to protect students from school math misplacement... Read More
Sep 08, 2015
Sean Rico Fisher Associate, Corporate Responsibility  What aspects of SVCF have stood out for you since you joined the organization? I originally joined SVCF as an associate in our Donor Experience and Engagement division. There, I spent a lot of time learning about... Read More
Sep 03, 2015
Our annual Regional Meeting event is just a few weeks away! We hope you will join us Thursday, Oct. 8 at the Santa Clara Convention Center to hear our panel of experienced government leaders from San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Francisco counties.  The discussion will focus on the need for... Read More
Sep 01, 2015
CSR. CAF. CPI. How would I keep track of these acronyms? This was just one of the many questions I asked during my first few days as a Fellow this summer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation (or "SVCF" - I caught on to that one fairly quickly). But thanks to the warm and welcoming CR... Read More
Aug 06, 2015
Silicon Valley Community Foundation has awarded nearly $1 million to improve access to high-quality legal services for immigrants living in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.   Seven grants to six different nonprofit organizations will provide a total of $962,250 for programs that... Read More

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