Philanthropy

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
Jul 17, 2019
SVCF supports California Common Cause through our civic participation grantmaking strategy. California Common Cause advocates for independent commissions to draw district lines for local elections. In this episode, SVCF’s Civic Participation Program Officer Jack Mahoney talks with Rey Lopez-... Read More
Jun 27, 2019
What is it like to become a philanthropist for the first time? Donor Sally Liu knows first hand. A long time environmentalist, Liu became a donor with SVCF 14 years ago, with a focus on green causes. Liu worked with SVCF to create a vision and mission for her giving. She’s now also a member... Read More
Jun 20, 2019
Is the life of a white person worth more than that of an African American or Latino? Does a male have more value in economic terms than a female? In American courtrooms today, the answer to those questions is yes. Today, when juries award damages to victims or their families to compensate them... Read More
Jun 14, 2019
In this episode, Vu Le, creator of the blog Nonprofit AF, executive director of Rainier Valley Corps and co-author of Unicorns Unite: How nonprofits and foundations can build epic partnerships, talks with SVCF’s vice president of corporate responsibility Stuart Burden. Listen as the two... Read More
Jun 07, 2019
From left: Erica Wood of SVCF; Thurman White, SVCF board member; Milan Balinton of African American Community Service Agency; Nicole Taylor of SVCF; Byron Johnson of East Bay Community Foundation; George Brown, SVCF board member; James Head of East Bay Community Foundation. Photo credits on... Read More
Jun 05, 2019
What can be done to help our homeless neighbors in the Bay Area? In this episode of our Philanthropy Now podcast, Pastor Paul Bains, who leads Project WeHOPE and Dignity on Wheels, talks with Gina Dalma, SVCF’s vice president of government relations, about his work to find short and long-term... Read More

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