Grantmaking

Jul 29, 2021
The Builders of Africa's Future 2020 recipients are honored with an award and a platform to showcase their businesses at the fifth annual African Diaspora Investment Symposium on January 24, 2020. Funders often talk about collaborating — with each other and with the nonprofits they... Read More
Jul 20, 2021
It has been more than a year since schools across the country were forced to close their doors to in-person instruction, thrusting us into a new world of distance and hybrid learning. Terms such as “synchronous,” “asynchronous,” “platforms,” and “portals... Read More
Jul 08, 2021
Alan Kwok, Ph.D., the climate and disaster resilience director for Northern California Grantmakers, has a sobering reminder for all Californians: “There is no wildfire season anymore in California in part because of our changing climate. While fires have always been part of the California... Read More
Jun 29, 2021
St. James A.M.E. Zion Church in San Mateo is a historically African American Methodist congregation that is intentional about becoming a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic ministry. In addition to more than 20 different ministries and its many community partnerships, since the pandemic started St.... Read More
Jun 28, 2021
Photo Credit: Chris Bagley Silicon Valley is full of innovation and creativity, but not everyone has the resources to act on that creativity — something groups like EPACENTER are working to change. “We want to make sure that youth of color and the underserved have equal access... Read More
Jun 22, 2021
Based in San José, African American Community Service Agency provides programs, services and activities to perpetuate and strengthen African American identity, culture, values, traditions, knowledge and family life. To that end, AACSA runs many programs, including a summer science camp,... Read More
Jun 09, 2021
Photo credit: A mural by local artists Francisco Ramirez and J. Duh Can public art have a deeper meaning than simply beautifying public spaces? San Jose-based arts organization Local Color is showing that art can challenge racism and pressing social issues. During the demonstrations following... Read More
Jun 01, 2021
In 2014, Silicon Valley Community Foundation was selected to be part of an initiative funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to support local journalism. That work has evolved over the years, involving new partners and dozens of grantees. Today, through our Local Journalism Fund, our... Read More
May 21, 2021
Since 1984, SVCF grantee Anamatangi Polynesian Voices (formerly known as Pacific Island Outreach) has aimed to support the mental, physical, communal and spiritual wellbeing of East Palo Alto Pacific Islander families and groups that seek them out, acting as a bridge for people to receive... Read More
May 11, 2021
San Jose Museum of Art features Chopsticks Alley’s “Ap U” Exhibit Trami Cron’s family fled Vietnam for France when she was a child. She remembers the overwhelming feeling of not speaking the language — and the time a family friend took her to an art class. “I... Read More

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