Sep 24, 2020
Small businesses have rarely faced a more difficult set of circumstances than they are in 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic has closed many businesses permanently and forced others to adjust their core business models. Increased corporate consolidation has made it challenging for small businesses... Read More
Sep 24, 2020
Article originally appeared on the San Jose Spotlight Every day we have the privilege of serving our region’s children, families and communities, whether they are in our schools, seeking care in our community health clinics, learning in public libraries, or marching for civil rights. And... Read More
Sep 18, 2020
Hewlett Foundation President Larry Kramer, SVCF CEO Nicole Taylor, Fair Count and Fair Fight founder and voting rights activist Stacey Abrams, and Californians for Justice Organizing Director Rosa De León discussing civic engagement during a webinar in August 2020. SVCF has... Read More
Sep 10, 2020
In recent months, as communities around the country responded to the murder of George Floyd, our national conversation around race focused on criminal justice, but also on how race impacts economic opportunity. Major indicators point to a staggering income and wealth gap between whites and people... Read More
Sep 01, 2020
Thirty more days. September 30 is the last day to complete your Census 2020 questionnaire, the federal government’s decennial count of every person living in the United States. The fifth line in the U.S. Constitution refers to the census and every person’s right to be counted. It... Read More
Aug 26, 2020
Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable Delivers Roadmap to a “Better Normal” for Community—Immediately & Long Term The leaders of the Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable (SVRR) today delivered “Building a Better Normal,” the multi-faceted plan to tackle the Valley... Read More
Aug 11, 2020
The Big Lift, a San Mateo County preschool to third grade initiative, administers four evidence-based strategies with the aim of increasing the percentage of students reading proficiently by third grade. This collective impact initiative provides high-quality preschool, summer learning, family... Read More
Jul 20, 2020
This November, voters will get an opportunity to vote on Proposition 15, the Schools and Communities First initiative, which – if approved by voters – would reform the property tax system in California to distinguish large commercial and industrial properties from residential... Read More
Jul 17, 2020
This November, Californians can begin to dismantle the structures that have protected our system of racial injustice. Two propositions on the November ballot can help us do exactly what our community is asking for: prioritize our schools and communities, and support affirmative action in public... Read More
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