Jun 17, 2021
Photo credit: African American Community Service Agency Last year, Santa Clara County became the first county in our state to officially make Juneteenth a paid holiday. This week, the United States Congress followed suit, passing a bill that recognizes Juneteenth as a federal holiday.... Read More
May 18, 2021
The LatinXCEL Fund seeks to increase investments in Silicon Valley’s Latinx leaders and organizations Silicon Valley Community Foundation in collaboration with Castellano Family Foundation today announces the launch of the LatinXCEL Fund, a $10 million initiative created to support Latinx... Read More
Mar 29, 2021
At SVCF, our vision is a community where everyone can lead financially secure, safe and fulfilling lives. We believe that focusing on key and interrelated impact areas – early childhood development, housing for extremely low-income and very low-income communities, and financial security... Read More
Mar 19, 2021
You can support local nonprofits combating racism, misogyny and violence What happened in Atlanta this week was tragic, senseless, and unfortunately, not an isolated incident. In February, I wrote a statement denouncing the surge in violent acts targeting Asian Americans in the Bay Area and across... Read More
Mar 04, 2021
Power – if you are lucky enough to have it, you might not actively think about it much. If you don’t have power, it may feel unlikely that you could ever have it. Power is a concept everyone is familiar with, but most people will struggle to describe it. The idea of power and how to... Read More
Feb 12, 2021
Since the pandemic began, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities have faced increased violence and racism. This heinous trend was fueled by anti-Asian rhetoric and baseless claims by many who labeled COVID-19 a “Chinese virus.” Nearly a year later, hate crimes and attacks on... Read More
Feb 04, 2021
The second California Black Freedom Fund RFP closed on May 14. Please stay tuned for grantee announcements in the coming weeks. Donate Now Today, philanthropic organizations and funders joined together to launch the California Black Freedom Fund, a new $100 million initiative to provide... Read More
Feb 01, 2021
Not long ago, SVCF embarked on a strategic planning process. Guided by input from nonprofit and community partners, our staff, board members and donors, we forged a new roadmap for our organization’s future, one that strives to create equity for people historically affected by racial... Read More
Jan 25, 2021
Community foundation welcomes three new leaders to its board Mountain View, CA, January 25, 2021 - Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has announced that long-time board member Wade W. Loo has been named its board chair. Three new members – Shannon Nash, Mauricio Simbeck and Issac... Read More
Jan 07, 2021
Silicon Valley Community Foundation strongly condemns the violence that occurred at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on January 6, 2021, against our most sacred of democratic institutions – as well as the actions that incited the violence. We condemn the white supremacy that energized those... Read More