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
Jun 02, 2020
Aubrey Merriman, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County (BGCNSMC), remembers the initial feeling of the world moving beneath his feet as he closed his organization on March 13, 2020. The global COVID-19 outbreak was escalating, and Bay Area officials issued shelter-in-place... Read More
May 26, 2020
Since the pandemic began, Abode Services has served 1,120 new clients (987 households) in the Bay Area. As our region grapples with the COVID-19 crisis, Abode Services is responding to the increase in demand for shelter, personal protective equipment and other basic needs among residents... Read More
May 15, 2020
Staff and volunteers from ALAS distribute food at a pop-up pantry to serve those in need on the San Mateo County coast. In a rural part of the San Mateo County coast where many households are low-income and lack consistent access to safe drinking water, three generations of the Martinez* family... Read More
May 12, 2020
Photo credit: Howard Lui Like many other nonprofit organizations, The Health Trust—which operates the Meals on Wheels program serving Santa Clara County—has been working round the clock to help those in need during this pandemic. In the last several weeks, The Health Trust has... Read More
Apr 29, 2020
After 30 years of being homeless, John* was ready for a permanent place to live. Against heavy odds, he had secured a housing subsidy and found an affordable rental—no small feat in a region known for its exorbitant housing prices—and faced only one final hurdle. He needed enough... Read More
Mar 31, 2020
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (“SVCF”) has announced the funding of 34 Santa Clara County organizations to support census outreach in the local community. The County of Santa Clara made an unprecedented investment in Census 2020, with a goal to achieve a fair, accurate count.... Read More
Sep 06, 2019
If you were to speak to experts on retirement savings, many would say that America is facing a ‘retirement crisis.’ The United States currently has a retirement gap savings of more than $6 trillion, and 35 percent of U.S. households don’t participate in any... Read More
Aug 01, 2019
In 2018, community leaders and nonprofits sat down with Silicon Valley Community Foundation to discuss the creation of a new SVCF grantmaking strategy. Participants voiced a need for support for organizations working locally to make sure that community voices shape local governance. One community... Read More