Giving

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
Oct 26, 2020
As we wrap up a tumultuous 2020, a year colored by a global pandemic, cries for racial justice, and a presidential election unlike any other, SVCF invites you to reflect: what are you grateful for? A roof over your head? Food for your family? Some of these basic necessities are out of reach for our... Read More
Oct 09, 2020
On September 29, 2020, the government of India passed an amendment to its Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA), making it more restrictive for Indian organizations to receive international grants.   As SVCF examines the new law, grants that our SVCF fundholders recommend to charitable... Read More
Sep 22, 2020
The 2020 election has officially begun. Even though there are 42 days until polling places open on November 3, voters in my home state of North Carolina have already received absentee ballots. In fact, voters in 23 states and counting have already begun absentee voting. Because time is of the... Read More
Dec 03, 2019
The holiday season is a wonderful time to give thanks and celebrate traditions with treasured family and friends. We know that the holidays are also a time when many are inspired to give, so we have created a Holiday Giving Guide highlighting incredible organizations serving Santa Clara and San... Read More
Dec 02, 2019
The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on gratitude and generosity. At SVCF, we believe giving should be one of life’s greatest joys, so we have provided some simple tips below to bring some more cheer to your grantmaking, and increase your impact! 1. Support your neighbors.... Read More

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