Philanthropy

Dec 30, 2020
Welcome to the seventh episode in our mini-series featuring conversations focused on Racial Equity and Social Justice with the members of SVCF’s Community Advisory Council. Listen to the previous episode in the mini-series here, and continue to subscribe to the podcast to hear... Read More
Dec 17, 2020
The 2020 election faced obstacles ranging from cyber security to pandemic safety. Yet around the country, local and state election officials rose to the challenge: More than 100 million voters cast their ballots early, either in person or by mail, and total voter turnout increased in every state... Read More
Dec 02, 2020
Finding and applying for an SVCF scholarship that best suits your needs isn’t complicated. In this episode, SVCF scholarships officer Dean Taylor and scholarships associate Emiko Thompson walk listeners through an overview of SVCF’s scholarship programs. Listen to learn about the... Read More
Nov 18, 2020
The Amah Mutsun Land Trust (AMLT) is a grantee of SVCF’s San Mateo and Santa Clara County Wildfire Fund. AMLT President Valentin Lopez and AMLT Interim Executive Director Sara French join SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast to talk about their fire recovery efforts. In conversation with SVCF Family... Read More
Oct 19, 2020
As the world shook following George Floyd’s murder, calls for racial justice emerged with outrage and passion. Protesters from distant corners of the world implored that we address the root causes of systemic racism. This call to action is coming as our country is still reeling from the... Read More
Oct 02, 2020
“Keeping community at the center of our work.” Many community foundations and funding institutions keep this objective in mind as they pursue their missions. What does “keeping community at the center” mean? For SVCF, it means fostering closeness. It means ensuring that... Read More
Sep 30, 2020
With the 2020 general election already underway in California and more than half the states in the country, Kim Alexander, President and Founder of the California Voter Foundation, and Rob Chua of the Filipino Bayanihan Resource Center join the podcast to inform listeners about how the voting... Read More
Sep 09, 2020
Welcome to the third episode in our SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast mini-series featuring conversations focused on Racial Equity and Social Justice with the members of SVCF’s Community Advisory Council. Listen to the previous episode in the mini-series here, and continue to subscribe... Read More
Aug 27, 2020
This week, local leaders finalized a report compiling the work of the Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable-- a 59-member coalition of diverse leaders from academia, philanthropy, business, labor and social sectors. The Roundtable spent about 100 days seeking answers to four core questions... Read More
Jul 29, 2020
SVCF has created the Silicon Valley Community Advisory Council to engage leaders of color as we strive to implement strategies and policies to address the nation’s systemic disparities. In this episode, Debra Watkins, Founder Emerita and Director of Strategic Partnerships at A Black Education... Read More

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