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
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