Philanthropy

Feb 01, 2019
With our Philanthropy Now podcast, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Did you know that data from the census is used to determine all... Read More
Jan 29, 2019
Many Bay Area communities have faced intense gentrification pressures over the last few years, leading to untold numbers of evictions of tenants and small businesses. According to research conducted by SVCF grantee California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, the... Read More
Jan 09, 2019
With our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. SVCF's 2019 scholarship program applications opened... Read More
Dec 18, 2018
Tuesday was my last official day as Interim President.  I wish to thank everyone – the SVCF board for granting me the privilege to serve, community partners and donors for their steadfast support and patience, and especially SVCF staff for their unwavering commitment over the past nearly... Read More
Dec 10, 2018
Destination: Home brings together public and private entities to solve one of our country’s biggest challenges It’s no secret that Santa Clara County has become an expensive place to live. For many people, it’s cost prohibitive to buy a home or rent here, and a shortage of... Read More
Dec 05, 2018
With our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. When Bay Area nonprofit Tax-Aid needed a new logo, it... Read More
Nov 28, 2018
December 31st is right around the corner, but there is still time to make a gift this year that will benefit your favorite charity in the future and provide you with a lifelong stream of income. This type of gift is known as a “charitable gift annuity” (CGA). A charitable gift... Read More
Nov 13, 2018
If you're looking for inspiration to guide your holiday giving this year, Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s community impact team has created a list of local nonprofit organizations that work directly with nearby communities to provide critical services. Given increased... Read More
Oct 25, 2018
Charitable giving is a family tradition for Kelly Younger, a 34-year-old social worker and philanthropist who grew up in Menlo Park. When she was growing up, her grandfather would give his grandchildren $40 every Thanksgiving with instructions to give it away. “By New Year’s, we had to... Read More
Oct 12, 2018
Silicon Valley Community Foundation has compiled a list of organizations working on the ground to support Hurricane Michael recovery efforts.  The American Red Cross: The American Red Cross is on the ground providing food, shelter, health services and comfort to thousands of people... Read More

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