Jun 16, 2017
This affordable housing complex was developed by MidPen Housing in Sunnyvale, Calif. Without a doubt, high housing costs affect everyone in Silicon Valley. From families that double up in apartments or houses to share the rent, to those who flee to less expensive outlying towns – everyone... Read More
Jun 11, 2017
In May, SVCF hosted an event for our donors to hear about an exciting new report on the philanthropic field: Urvashi Vaid and Ashindi Maxton joined us to present the findings from their report, "The Apparitional Donor: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color." For the... Read More
Jun 02, 2017
Two outstanding and innovative education initiatives have been chosen to receive $100,000 each as part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 10-year anniversary competitive grantmaking initiative. The special initiative, announced last year, was designed to jump-start creative... Read More
May 31, 2017
Residents of the Buena Vista mobile home park in Palo Alto, Calif., celebrate the holidays in a scene from Elizabeth Lo's documentary, "Notes from Buena Vista." SVCF supported the creation of the documentary to highlight residents' fight against eviction.  The 400... Read More
May 25, 2017
Vu-Bang Nguyen Program Officer, Building Strong Communities What’s the single most important issue facing Silicon Valley? “Housing, housing, housing,” said Dr. Emmett Carson, Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s CEO and... Read More
May 07, 2017
Report: Paying More for Being Poor: Bias and Disparity in California's Traffic Court System It’s an issue that many middle-class Californians will never experience – but for those who cannot afford to pay their traffic tickets, the implications can... Read More
Apr 26, 2017
Lea Rauscher Christine Morissette Damon James SVCF's Philanthropy Now podcast series explores trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in... Read More
Apr 12, 2017
With our Philanthropy Now podcasts, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Paul... Read More
Apr 10, 2017
SVCF is thrilled to have two new executives on our team! Stuart Burden Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Michael Chertok Vice President, Donor Experience and Engagement In late March, Stuart Burden... Read More
Apr 10, 2017
Erica Wood A community of 3,000 residents, located less than a 30-minute drive from the heart of Silicon Valley, endures daily hardships that are otherwise unheard of in our region: families living in cramped, unsafe dwellings; some schools and homes... Read More