Philanthropy

Jan 11, 2018
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for businesses to join with governments and nonprofits to achieve some ambitious global goals by 2030 – things like ending poverty, reducing inequality and combating climate change. This set of 17 goals creates both... Read More
Jan 02, 2018
Ken Toren, CEO of American Red Cross Silicon Valley Corporations can play a unique role in helping their communities recover from disasters. How can they make sure they are contributing where their help is most needed – and not inadvertently making recovery operations more difficult? Ken... Read More
Dec 27, 2017
Wild salmon in the waters of the Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East. Photo courtesy of The Fly Shop and Wild Salmon Center. The social and environmental challenges facing the world are not confined to singular spaces – which is a primary reason that SVCF supports the diverse... Read More
Dec 14, 2017
Emmett Carson CEO and President, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Year’s end is a time that we tend to both reflect and set goals. At Silicon Valley Community Foundation, we have much to be proud of. In 2017 we celebrated our 10th... Read More
Dec 13, 2017
SVCF donors Claire McCormack and Thomas Boström with their daughter, Nora. In her short, almost-four-years of life, Nora Thelma Boström learned quite a few things: It is way more fun to walk -- and chase dogs -- than to ride in a stroller. Dancing is an extraordinary... Read More
Dec 07, 2017
The following story appeared in the 2017 fall edition of SVCF Magazine. From the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, it has become clear that now is the time to recommit to the civil rights movement. And Silicon Valley Community Foundation is... Read More
Nov 03, 2017
The following story appeared in the 2017 fall edition of SVCF Magazine.  A successful startup's next step ClassPass founder Payal Kadakia is on a quest to do good Payal Kadakia Founder, ClassPass The story of Payal Kadakia and... Read More
Nov 02, 2017
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 2017 and grants are processed in a timely manner. Charitable gifts to SVCF As required... Read More
Sep 11, 2017
Making charitable donations is often straightforward – donors write a check, or transfer money from their bank account into a charitable fund. But did you know that SVCF accepts other kinds of assets? Whether it’s pre-IPO stock, real estate or even private equity, SVCF works with... Read More
Aug 22, 2017
After the recent events in Charlottesville, Vikki Spruill from the Council on Foundations gathered thoughts from various philanthropy leaders on how the philanthropic sector can or should play a role. SVCF's CEO and President Emmett Carson, shared these thoughts:... Read More

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