Giving

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
Oct 22, 2018
Brian Carrozza is a Latinos in Technology Scholarship recipient currently entering his junior year at San Jose State University after transferring from Cañada College. He is majoring in mechanical engineering with an emphasis on computer science and is interested in robotics and how smart... Read More
Mar 16, 2018
A group of SVCF donors has committed $1 million in a matching challenge to raise funds for The Big Lift, the innovative literacy program for low-income kids in San Mateo County that lost its federal funding last year. The group will match donations dollar for dollar until March 31, 2018. The Big... Read More
Sep 26, 2017
SVCF 'donor circle' brings together philanthropists committed to a cause As Silicon Valley faces an unprecedented housing crisis, a group of SVCF donors has come together to pool their resources and collaborate on philanthropic solutions through the Donor Circle for Safety Net: Housing... Read More
Aug 14, 2017
Sean Rico Fisher Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility SVCF In July, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partnered with CECP to host an introductory discussion about the Sustainable Development Goals in Dallas, Texas, with... Read More

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