Philanthropy

Apr 17, 2019
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is proud to be among thirty philanthropic institutions to file an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the proposed census citizenship question and make sure everyone counts! The brief was filed on Monday April 1, and as Philanthropy California... Read More
Apr 10, 2019
Q&A with Mauricio Palma, Director of Initiatives and Special Projects; the third piece in the SVCF staff spotlight series. Read other staff spotlights featuring Mallory Zickfeld, Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility and Son Chau, Philanthropy Advisor. Mauricio Palma Director of... Read More
Mar 26, 2019
With the Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and ways that SVCF and partners promote innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Starting kindergarten is a big step for... Read More
Mar 11, 2019
The recent government shutdown that stretched for a record 35 days caused disruptions of all kinds, including for people receiving SNAP – or food stamps – benefits. To help ensure affected local families had the food they needed last month, SVCF... Read More
Feb 25, 2019
Q&A with Son Chau, Philanthropy Advisor; the second piece in a SVCF staff spotlight series. Read the first piece in the series, featuring Mallory Zickfeld, Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility.  Son Chau Philanthropy Advisor Q: How long have you been at SVCF?... Read More
Feb 17, 2019
With our Philanthropy Now podcast, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. For the past 20 years, Raising A Reader has helped children and... Read More
Feb 01, 2019
With our Philanthropy Now podcast, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Did you know that data from the census is used to determine all... Read More
Jan 29, 2019
Many Bay Area communities have faced intense gentrification pressures over the last few years, leading to untold numbers of evictions of tenants and small businesses. According to research conducted by SVCF grantee California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, the... Read More
Jan 09, 2019
With our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. SVCF's 2019 scholarship program applications opened... Read More
Dec 18, 2018
Tuesday was my last official day as Interim President.  I wish to thank everyone – the SVCF board for granting me the privilege to serve, community partners and donors for their steadfast support and patience, and especially SVCF staff for their unwavering commitment over the past nearly... Read More

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