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Sep 05, 2018
In our Philanthropy Now podcast series, 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. In this episode you will hear Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San... Read More
Aug 15, 2018
This letter to the editor, authored by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Austin Community Foundation and The Boston Foundation, was sent to Fast Company writer Ben Paynter on August 13, in response to his July article on donor advised funds. To the editor: Your two recent articles about the... Read More
Jul 30, 2018
With our Philanthropy Now podcast series, 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. Greg Avis, interim president, and Erica Wood, chief community... Read More
Jul 26, 2018
Since its founding, our country has struggled with ensuring that its highest ideals guide the nation’s policies and practices. For example, the Equal Protection Clause in the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides that “no state shall deny to any person... Read More
Jul 17, 2018
UPDATED: Wednesday, September 20, 2018 The CEO search committee continues to conduct interviews with candidates for our new chief executive. The committee has been pleased with the quality of the candidates and the breadth of experience they possess. We would like to thank our greater... Read More
Jul 06, 2018
With our Philanthropy Now podcast series, 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. In this episode, we’ll hear from SVCF’s Interim... Read More
Jun 28, 2018
This June, Silicon Valley Community Foundation awarded 133 foundation-managed scholarships totaling over $695,000. Annually, SVCF administers more than 45 scholarship programs, which grant a total of about $1.4 million a year. This recent round of awards targeted graduating high school seniors... Read More
Jun 27, 2018
Over recent months, current and former employees of Silicon Valley Community Foundation came forward with accounts of workplace harassment and bullying by SVCF’s senior business development executive and raised concerns that the organization fostered an unhealthy workplace environment. These... Read More
Jun 01, 2018
In the past few years, there has been an increased willingness in our region and state to fund affordable housing – both from California’s general fund as well as from local and state ballot measures. For example, in 2016 the Legislature passed No Place Like Home, creating $2 billion in... Read More
Jun 01, 2018
The extent of our state’s housing crisis cannot be overstated. Nine of the 10 least-affordable large housing markets in the country are in California, with metropolitan San Francisco ranking as the second-least affordable. This data is not exclusive to urban centers - 8 of the 10 most... Read More

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