Philanthropy

Jun 14, 2019
In this episode, Vu Le, creator of the blog Nonprofit AF, executive director of Rainier Valley Corps and co-author of Unicorns Unite: How nonprofits and foundations can build epic partnerships, talks with SVCF’s vice president of corporate responsibility Stuart Burden. Listen as the two... Read More
Jun 07, 2019
From left: Erica Wood of SVCF; Thurman White, SVCF board member; Milan Balinton of African American Community Service Agency; Nicole Taylor of SVCF; Byron Johnson of East Bay Community Foundation; George Brown, SVCF board member; James Head of East Bay Community Foundation. Photo credits on... Read More
Jun 05, 2019
What can be done to help our homeless neighbors in the Bay Area? In this episode of our Philanthropy Now podcast, Pastor Paul Bains, who leads Project WeHOPE and Dignity on Wheels, talks with Gina Dalma, SVCF’s vice president of government relations, about his work to find short and long-term... Read More
May 22, 2019
Our nation’s suburbanization has prioritized the use of cars and highways, leading to traffic, pollution and inequity. Silicon Valley is no exception. In this episode, Vinita Goyal, Housing and Transportation Program Officer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, talks with Bob Allen,... Read More
May 07, 2019
Many families struggle to find a balance when it comes to technology use with their young children. Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Common Sense Media recently released a fully bilingual technology guide for grown-ups with young kids. In this episode, Michelle Sioson Hyman, Deputy Director... Read More
Apr 20, 2019
CEO Nicole Taylor has been at the helm of Silicon Valley Community Foundation for just over 100 days. During this time, she has been out in the community listening, learning and engaging with community leaders and donors. In this podcast, executive vice president of marketing and communications,... Read More
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

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