Announcements

Jul 09, 2020
California voters face many important choices this November. Proposition 15, also known as the Schools and Communities First initiative, is one of the most significant choices. If enacted by the voters, Schools and Communities First will reform the property tax system in California to distinguish... Read More
Jun 18, 2020
Passengers boarding a VTA bus in 2018 During this pandemic, the public transportation system is facing tremendous challenges. On top of fare shortfalls caused by an up to 90 percent decline in ridership, public transit agencies are losing revenue on sales tax, the traditional funding... Read More
Jun 09, 2020
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) today announced that Executive Vice President of Community Impact Erica Wood will step down from her role to pursue new opportunities after 17 years with the organization in a variety of roles. SVCF has appointed Gina Dalma to succeed Wood in the role of... Read More
Apr 27, 2020
On Tuesday, May 5, SVCF will participate in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving to raise funds to respond to needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The public health crisis has exacerbated inequities on a global level, and it is up to all to respond to the growing needs in our... Read More
Mar 24, 2020
SVCF continues to closely monitor and respond to the mounting challenges posed by COVID-19. Partnering with our community foundation colleagues, private foundations, corporations and local governments across the region, SVCF has been hard at work helping our communities confront the serious... Read More
Mar 12, 2020
As a community foundation, one of SVCF’s primary purposes is to meet the ongoing needs of our local communities. As part of that responsibility, we often take on unexpected local challenges, including in the case of disasters and emergencies. Our region is presented with an unprecedented... Read More
Feb 07, 2020
Confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States have been found in the Bay Area. Given our region’s status as a major conduit for international relations and travel, this is unsurprising.  Fortunately, our region is already taking action.... Read More
Dec 13, 2019
The Bay Area's transportation crisis Bay Area residents are in a quandary: Housing prices are skyrocketing, forcing residents to move further away from their jobs and into more affordable neighborhoods, which then leads to a transportation crisis in the region – cars flood freeways... Read More
Oct 15, 2019
What is “school readiness”? School readiness is a measure of how prepared a child is to succeed in kindergarten across multiple developmental areas: physical, cognitive, social and emotional as well as positive attitudes toward learning. These developmental areas reflect the... Read More
Oct 11, 2019
This week saw a package of crucial affordable housing bills signed by Governor Newsom. This was the culmination of incredible leadership by some of our local legislators, including Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco), Senator Nancy Skinner (D-Berkeley), Senator Scott Wiener (D-San... Read More

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