Jul 24, 2018
Low-income neighborhoods often lack banks and credit unions but are ripe with check-cashing services and payday lenders. When young people living in these communities begin working, they’re likely to use these convenient services, which charge high interest rates and offer no opportunities... Read More
Jul 12, 2018
For the past 26 years, SVCF grantee Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) has worked to build communities where young people and their adult allies can create positive local change. With offices in San Francisco, San Rafael, San Mateo, Fresno and Merced, YLI develops young leaders to address social... Read More
Jun 14, 2018
Many people in Silicon Valley’s African immigrant community live in fear. As Trump administration immigration policies make headlines, people who have worked hard to build lives here for years – even decades – no longer feel welcome. They worry that changes in... Read More
Jun 11, 2018
Since its founding in 2005, the Women Giving Opportunity (WomenGO!) has awarded over $1 million to support low-income women and girls in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties through education, job training and leadership development. WomenGO! joined Silicon Valley Community Foundation in late 2017... Read More
Jun 05, 2018
Maria Ramos lives in Bakersfield, California, a town with a considerable Hispanic population. However, she has found a shortage of easily accessible Spanish-language resources related to voting. So when someone recommended she visit, she was thrilled to discover a Spanish version... Read More
Aug 10, 2017
View the Request for Proposals for this grant round Achieving economic security in the Bay Area is challenging for low- and middle-income residents, and with SVCF's board of directors’ recent approval of 19 grants totaling $957,577 for local nonprofits, more families will benefit from... Read More
Jun 29, 2017
View the Request for Proposals for these grants. Silicon Valley has the highest share of high-wage and high-growth jobs in the United States. It also has more jobs than housing, making the cost of living in this prosperous part of the United States unaffordable for many low- and middle- income... Read More
Jun 27, 2017
View the Request for Proposals for these grants. Two innovative immigration initiatives have been chosen to receive $100,000 each as part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 10-year anniversary competitive grantmaking initiative. The special anniversary grantmaking initiative,... Read More
Jun 09, 2017
Vu-Bang Nguyen Program Officer, Building Strong Communities Many low-income families who rent in San Mateo County have been displaced from their homes and are forced to make difficult and precarious tradeoffs in their search for new housing.... Read More
Jun 05, 2017
Info session:  June 13 - RSVP Applications due: June 30 Learn more about this RFP From June 5-30, SVCF will accept proposals for a one-time grant opportunity for projects that involve residents in the design of their communities. Two... Read More