Apr 05, 2021
In August 2020, the CZU Lightning Complex fire burned Pie Ranch, a nonprofit sustainable farm in Pescadero that provides agriculture education for local youth and aspiring organic farmers. Pie Ranch’s 157-year-old farmhouse was destroyed, as was its irrigation system and greenhouse, among... Read More
Mar 24, 2021
Testing and vaccination are crucial to getting the COVID-19 pandemic under control. But many of the hardest-hit communities face obstacles in getting access to both. Community groups have stepped in to provide these populations with information and practical help — and Silicon Valley... Read More
Mar 01, 2021
Navigating the health care system is difficult for most people – “particularly when you need it,” says Darcie Green. Green is the executive director of Latinas Contra Cancer, which helps cancer patients in the Latinx community overcome obstacles to receiving care. Latinas... Read More
Jan 29, 2021
California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative (CA HNSC) is no stranger to advocating for those who are historically marginalized. Originally founded in 2005 as a health clinic in Oakland, the Collaborative was one of the first to recognize the link between growing health problems among Vietnamese... Read More
Dec 04, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread medical and economic pain, with the deepest devastation felt by members of our communities who were already facing hardships. One such group is undocumented residents, many who already experience challenges accessing social services and are ineligible... Read More
Nov 17, 2020
The historic November 3 general election will impact our country, state and region for years to come. While the dust is still settling, we are beginning to get a general idea of what the impact may be. Early signs are pointing to a difficult road ahead for the communities Silicon Valley Community... Read More
Aug 19, 2020
Healthier Kids Foundation is well attuned to the needs of families with newborns in Santa Clara County. Its Baby Gateway program has enrolled over 24,000 families and newborns in medical insurance since 2013. The foundation’s case managers enroll babies in Medi-Cal if they are eligible, and... Read More
Aug 03, 2020
Brenda Barrientos, Sonrisas Dental Health hygienist, leads a Virtual Oral Health Education lesson in Spanish for elementary school students while schools practiced distance learning this spring. For low-income individuals, finding affordable and quality preventative and basic restorative dental... Read More
Jul 08, 2020
Beginning last summer, Silicon Valley Community Foundation engaged in a comprehensive strategic planning process with the help of the Bridgespan Group. As part of this process, we held extensive conversations with nonprofit and community organizations, conducted interviews with issue-area experts... Read More
Jun 16, 2020
Working Partnerships USA observes that many immigrants, in particular, tend to feel more comfortable seeking trusted information through face-to-face interactions. Shelter-in-place orders and the mandated quarantine have made it difficult for many to access public assistance programs in... Read More