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
Oct 04, 2019
SVCF is pleased to share the news that two new members will soon join our leadership team. Alex Tenorio has been named executive vice president, fundraising and business development, and Kimberly Myers Hewlett will join us as senior vice president, donor engagement. Both these appointments are... Read More
Aug 29, 2019
Silicon Valley Community Foundation has appointed three great new leaders in finance and operations, information technology and legal affairs. In addition to the news last week that Liz Carey has been appointed our new Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, we are pleased to announce... Read More
Aug 19, 2019
Liz Carey After an extensive search, I am excited to announce that Liz Carey has been appointed as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations for Silicon Valley Community Foundation. As the chief financial officer at the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) for the past five years... Read More
Jun 27, 2019
On June 27, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a citizenship question cannot, for now, be added to the 2020 census, by sending the case back to a lower court for further review. We are pleased with this outcome, although this is not the final ruling on the case and our fight continues... Read More
Jun 07, 2019
What does it mean to put community at the center of our local community foundation’s work? How do we build a strong, vital, sustaining organization that can be what this region needs today, 10 years from now and 20 years from now? How do we serve our community’s donors and residents... Read More
Mar 08, 2019
La guía también está disponible en español a partir de la página 29. Have you ever handed your phone to your child to keep them entertained while at a restaurant or the grocery store, or just so you have a few minutes to get dinner ready? Have you ever gone to... Read More
Jan 28, 2019
Many Silicon Valley residents have been deeply affected by the partial government shutdown. Even though the government may now be temporarily funded, employees who have been furloughed will continue to need help getting back on their feet. Local service organizations will still need... Read More