Grantmaking

Feb 03, 2017
Sarah Davison Silicon Valley Community Foundation has made fighting predatory payday lending one of its highest institutional priorities since 2009. Our own research* confirmed that payday lenders were charging interest rates as high as 450 percent and... Read More
Jan 30, 2017
Since Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 2007 launch, diversity has been a guiding principle. So when the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund sought SVCF’s support on a key affirmative action case before the U.S. Supreme Court, we didn’t hesitate to help. It was... Read More
Dec 06, 2016
Manuel Santamaria Since 2009, one of SVCF’s highest institutional priorities has been helping thousands of immigrants in our region to gain access to citizenship and legal services, and to better economic opportunities through English language... Read More
Dec 05, 2016
Over the past seven years, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has funded $6.5 million through our economic security grantmaking to support low- and moderate-income families throughout Silicon Valley. In particular, these grants have supported organizations that help consumers who are most in need... Read More
Aug 26, 2016
SVCF supports the most effective and innovative organizations in our region to solve the most challenging problems and strengthen the common good. Read the information below to find out about our most recent RFPs.  Education: Out-of-School Strategies... Read More
Jul 13, 2016
Immigrants from all corners of the world contribute to the Bay Area’s economic, cultural and social landscape in countless ways. But many immigrants face a legal labyrinth that makes it difficult and daunting to live, work or find a long-term safe haven in our community. As part of SVCF... Read More
Jun 03, 2016
As part of our education grantmaking program, SVCF recently awarded grants totaling almost $828,000 to help teachers develop their skills in mathematics instruction, which will benefit thousands of middle school students in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Ten school districts and nonprofit... Read More
Mar 16, 2016
Erica Wood To me it seems like a fairly short time ago that Silicon Valley Community Foundation began making its first grants to community organizations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. I clearly recall the many community meetings we held to... Read More
Dec 07, 2015
Besides SVCF's work to support nonprofits through our primary grantmaking areas (economic security, education, immigration and building strong communities) we also focus on emerging local needs in our communities. Our recent partnership with Santa Clara County and the City of San Jos... Read More
Nov 17, 2015
With the recent announcement by SVCF of the new Silicon Valley Regional Fund to support efforts that will benefit communities and residents from San Francisco to Santa Clara County, some have wondered why SVCF is choosing to engage with San Francisco-based initiatives. As our CEO, Emmett Carson,... Read More

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