Philanthropy

Dec 10, 2019
Photo: The Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley members Joe Eyre of Los Altos Community Foundation, Gary Byrne of Community Foundation for San Benito County, Michelle Fries of SVCF, Donna Pray of Gilroy Foundation, Cammie Vail of Palo Alto Community Fund and Erica Wood of SVCF... Read More
Dec 04, 2019
In this podcast episode, Silicon Valley Community Foundation is pleased to feature a conversation between SVCF board member Wade Loo and Nicole Taylor, our president and CEO.  Wade has been a board member since 2015, and Nicole has now been at her post for 11 months. Listen in on their... Read More
Nov 20, 2019
This past July, the State of California rolled out a new program called CalSavers -- an affordable retirement savings program for workers who do not have access to a retirement benefit through their employer. This program will help more than 7.5 million Californians and more than 300,000 workers... Read More
Nov 04, 2019
Part II 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. Read Part I here. When addressing an issue as multifaceted as homelessness, there... Read More
Oct 23, 2019
SVCF recently provided a grant to support the Silicon Valley Pro Bono Immigration Network (SVPBIN), a project housed within the Tahirih Justice Center that aims to increase access to no-cost, culturally competent, and linguistically appropriate immigration legal services in Silicon Valley. In this... Read More
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. Read Part II here.  John Duckworth couldn’t believe his... 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

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