Philanthropy

Sep 22, 2016
SVCF is honored to collaborate with our corporate partners to facilitate philanthropy that advances the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Making grants through corporate advised funds (CAFs) is one of the many ways that SVCF enables its corporate donors to turn this... Read More
Sep 13, 2016
Bette Moorman’s granddaughter Grace reviews submissions for the School Excursion Fund. In the 1990s, SVCF donor Bette Moorman began funding a community engagement program that was dear to her heart. Each year, Mrs. Moorman sponsored over 40 field trips for students in San Mateo County... Read More
Aug 02, 2016
Gina Dalma In partnership with the League of California Community Foundations, SVCF hosted its first Northern California legislative briefing on July 28 here at SVCF. At this convening, leaders from five community foundations from Napa Valley to... Read More
Jul 28, 2016
Over the course of the past several months, tragic and disturbing news has again poured in from across the country – about the unwarranted killings of black men at the hands of law enforcement, the intentional killings of police officers and apparent hate crimes such as the massacre of... Read More
Jun 21, 2016
Coming on the heels of another successful SVGives and an exceptional Conference on Charitable Giving (COCG), we’re heading into third quarter with a full head of steam. For my part, it was a pleasure to connect with so many of you in our professional advisor network in person and to speak... Read More
Jun 14, 2016
Editor's note: This feature first appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of SVCF magazine. Ken Coleman In the many stories written about tech pioneer Ken Coleman, the word “first” is bound to appear. From his decade at Hewlett-Packard (HP) to his 14-year ascent at Silicon... Read More
Jun 08, 2016
Jill Rademacher At SVCF we are still celebrating the completion last month of another very successful Silicon Valley Gives, our region’s 24-hour giving day to support more than 1,000 local nonprofit organizations. By now you’ve likely heard... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
Editor's note: Woody Shackleton has a donor advised fund with SVCF. This story first appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of SVCF magazine. Woody Shackleton has done a lot of investing in his life, and he’s long been philanthropically active. But social impact investing was new to... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
Editor’s note: Laurie Michaels is a philanthropist based in Aspen, Colorado, and the founder of Open Road Alliance, which provides grants to nonprofits for projects facing unexpected roadblocks. Open Road uses several funds at SVCF to execute its grantmaking. This column was written by Ms.... Read More
Mar 30, 2016
Jill Rademacher As we draw closer to our third Silicon Valley Gives event, it’s gratifying to see how people are embracing it as a way to get the word out about causes they care about to new audiences and potential donors. Our donor experience... Read More

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