Philanthropy

Oct 19, 2021
In the first three quarters of 2021, the nation’s leading community foundation awarded $1.4 billion in grants; Bay Area nonprofits received the largest portion of those funds Silicon Valley Community Foundation has distributed $1.4 billion in grants to community organizations in the first... Read More
Sep 02, 2021
Photo credit: John Locher/AP/Shutterstock Relief for victims of Hurricane Ida In response to the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Ida on communities in Louisiana and neighboring states, SVCF has assembled a list of nonprofit organizations that are providing relief to residents in the region... Read More
Aug 23, 2021
SVCF is reviving an occasional series in which we present Q&A-style profiles of some of our staff members. In this edition, we feature Avo Makdessian, vice president of Community Partnerships and Learning. How long have you been at SVCF? What led you to this work? I’ve been at SVCF... Read More
Aug 20, 2021
In the wake of the U.S. withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, the collapse of the Afghan government, and the Taliban’s takeover, many Afghans are fleeing for their lives. Tens of thousands of them are in danger because of their association with the U.S. mission. Only 16,000 Afghans have... Read More
Aug 16, 2021
Unprecedented heat waves and drought have brought on an early wildfire season that has already devastated swaths of the West Coast. In California, wildfires have torn through more than 800,000 acres of land and counting, causing immeasurable loss to thousands of families and ravaging our delicate... Read More
Aug 16, 2021
People remove debris as they search for survivors in Los Cayos, Haiti, August 16, 2021, two days after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake. Photo: Orlando Barria/Shutterstock.com On August 14, 2021, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, killing thousands of people and causing widespread destruction... Read More
Jul 15, 2021
In June 2021, San José State University Human Rights Institute released its annual Silicon Valley Pain Index, a report that is “meant to reflect fundamental International Human Rights standards and to serve as a measure of Santa Clara County’s performance as a ‘human... Read More
Jun 02, 2021
The United States is home to more than 23 million Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. AAPI communities are an integral part of our country’s history and they continue to make lasting social, cultural, economic and political contributions. However, they often remain underfunded and... Read More
May 19, 2021
Amidst the recent rise in reported anti-Asian violence and hate crimes, this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month has a solemn undertone. In this episode, SVCF Director of Community Investment Anne Im is joined by Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) CEO... Read More
May 07, 2021
Silicon Valley Community Foundation was proud to partner with The Obama Foundation to present a webinar on April 20, 2021, “Investing In a New Generation of Power-Building Leaders.” Before a virtual audience, Nicole Taylor, SVCF president and CEO; Valerie Jarrett, president of The... Read More

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