Philanthropy

Oct 07, 2019
SVCF is committed to making your year-end giving easy and meaningful. We want to share these important giving and grant recommendation deadlines, to help ensure that all gifts are properly credited for 2019 and grants are processed in a timely manner. Charitable gifts to SVCF As... Read More
Sep 20, 2019
A conversation with Bert Feuss, Senior Vice President, Investments about SVCF's work to increase asset manager diversity and help other community foundations to do the same. SVCF: Why is it important for SVCF to seek diversity in the people who manage our investments? Bert: First and foremost... Read More
Sep 13, 2019
Photo by Marla Aufmuth Part I of a series looking at how SVCF, our donors and partners are creating solutions to Silicon Valley’s housing and homelessness crisis. This story originally appeared in the 2019 SVCF Magazine. John Duckworth couldn’t believe his luck when he moved into... Read More
Aug 28, 2019
Systemic injustice is something that commonly plagues our court systems, and it is increasingly important to figure out how to resolve these issues and implement changes that serve the community with fairness. SVCF regularly explores and exposes such injustices, and works with lawmakers to bring... Read More
Aug 26, 2019
Two Silicon Valley Community Foundation donors support social causes close to their hearts and work with SVCF to elevate their impact Charitable giving is a family tradition for Kelly Younger, a social worker and philanthropist who grew up in Menlo Park. Every Thanksgiving, Younger’s... Read More
Aug 22, 2019
SVCF Summer 2019 fellows Danya Adib-Azpeitia and Haeli Baek with President & CEO Nicole Taylor This summer SVCF welcomed two student fellows from Stanford University. During the nine-week program, Haeli Baek worked on our scholarships team and Danya Adib-Azpeitia worked in corporate... Read More
Aug 15, 2019
In 2019, The Big Lift Inspiring Summers program served another 1,200 students -- from rising kindergarteners through second graders -- in San Mateo County, helping to improve literacy throughout the county and preventing summer learning loss. The four-week summer program includes seven... Read More
Aug 14, 2019
For many in the Bay Area, a single emergency can derail a safe housing situation. And for some, losing that housing means living on the street in an RV. SVCF is working with elected officials, nonprofit organizations and homeless advocates to find solutions that will lead to permanent housing for... Read More
Jul 31, 2019
In Santa Clara County, 7,500 people are without a home on any given night. Destination: Home is a public-private partnership that uses collective impact strategies to to work towards ending homelessness in Santa Clara County. In this episode, Erica Wood, SVCF’s EVP of Community Impact, talks... Read More
Jul 25, 2019
Q&A with Angela Lewis, Senior Associate, Consulting and Management Services; the fourth piece in a SVCF staff spotlight series. Read other spotlights from our Corporate Responsibility, Community Impact and Philanthropic Services teams. Angela Lewis Senior Associate, Consulting and... Read More

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