Giving

Oct 14, 2021
Photo courtesy of Daly City Partnership (taken pre-pandemic) Gleaning from what we learn from our nonprofit and community partners and donors, SVCF works to drive systemic change so that all who live and work in our region can thrive. We are grateful for the many partners joining us as we face our... Read More
Sep 20, 2021
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is committed to making our donors’ year-end giving easy and meaningful. We are sharing these important giving and grant recommendation deadlines to help ensure that all gifts are properly credited for 2021 and grants are processed in a timely manner.... Read More
Sep 17, 2021
As the nation wrestles with issues of racial justice, arts organizations are turning their own focus to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI): How can they create more opportunities for actors of color, for example? And how can they reach out to more diverse audiences? As arts organizations and... Read More
Sep 01, 2021
Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized from September 15 through October 15, 2021. Silicon Valley Community Foundation is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by honoring the history, achievements, leadership and resilience of Latinx communities. SVCF announces the LatinXCEL Fund's first... Read More
Aug 27, 2021
Magnify Community sat down with Gina Dalma, SVCF's executive vice president for community action, policy and strategy, to talk about the role the community foundation has played in the past year to support the community, our work around equity, and her vision for... Read More
Jun 11, 2021
The events of the past 15 months have challenged us in ways that we never thought possible. From the pandemic, to wildfires and a contentious election season, this period also shined a light on the injustices that pervade our country. Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s donors have risen... Read More
Jun 07, 2021
To Nancy Blachman, mathematics has always been more than memorizing the multiplication facts, learning formulas, and carrying out procedures. She has fond memories of working on mathematical problems and puzzles when she was growing up in Palo Alto, California. Several teachers encouraged Nancy... Read More
Jun 03, 2021
“I’m going to sound like a total cheeseball,” Frankie Sapp said. “But the ultimate goal is for people to see their own value and to feel loved. I hope we can do that in a myriad of ways through all the services, programs and resources we provide.” Sapp is the... Read More
May 04, 2021
This May, Silicon Valley Community Foundation is celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by honoring the history, achievements, leadership and resilience of AAPI communities. Anamatangi Polynesian Voices connects East Palo Alto residents to essential services... Read More
Jan 13, 2021
The events of 2020 drew unprecedented response from the philanthropic community, with foundations and donors reevaluating their practices and stepping up to swiftly and generously meet the growing needs of our communities. SVCF is especially proud of our donors, who gave more than $500 million to... Read More

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