Philanthropy

Aug 27, 2020
This week, local leaders finalized a report compiling the work of the Silicon Valley Recovery Roundtable-- a 59-member coalition of diverse leaders from academia, philanthropy, business, labor and social sectors. The Roundtable spent about 100 days seeking answers to four core questions... Read More
Jul 29, 2020
SVCF has created the Silicon Valley Community Advisory Council to engage leaders of color as we strive to implement strategies and policies to address the nation’s systemic disparities. In this episode, Debra Watkins, Founder Emerita and Director of Strategic Partnerships at A Black Education... Read More
Jul 24, 2020
To remember the victims, honor our first responders, and mark the anniversary of the devastating shootings at the Gilroy Garlic Festival on Sunday, July 28, 2019, we share this story of how the community came together to respond to the tragedy. For Edward Lujan, the annual Gilroy Garlic Festival... Read More
Jul 22, 2020
In this episode, you will learn about the work of Open Philanthropy and their Criminal Justice Reform Project. Chloe Cockburn, Program Officer for this project, joins Joyce Song, Director of Donor Engagement at SVCF, to share insight on the criminal justice reform movement and how... Read More
Jul 15, 2020
In this episode, you will learn about the work of Intero Foundation. Stephanie Hicks, President of Intero Foundation, speaks with Tyler Faust, Manager of Corporate Responsibility at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, in a conversation exploring Intero Foundation’s focus on local giving. The... Read More
Jul 08, 2020
In this episode, you will learn about the impact of COVID-19 on the economically, ethnically and geographically diverse school districts in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Director of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Early Childhood Development, Michelle Sioson Hyman, speaks with the... Read More
Jul 01, 2020
Welcome to Episode 5 of our 8-part mini podcast series with the Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley. Keep tuning in to learn from each member of the Alliance in episodes to come. In the fifth episode of this mini-series, you will learn about Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF)... Read More
Jun 26, 2020
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County distributes food and supplies to residents in need.   "What are we going to do moving forward? I am having the most intense stress that I've experienced, because we don't know how we are going to pay the rent." -... Read More
Jun 24, 2020
Welcome to Episode 4 of our 8-part mini podcast series with the Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley. Keep tuning in to learn from each member of the Alliance in episodes to come. In the fourth episode of this mini-series, you will learn about the work of Palo Alto Community Fund (... Read More
Jun 24, 2020
“COVID 19 and the resulting economic fallout laid bare California’s deep structural inequities… The need to focus our efforts and resources away from fear and incarceration towards care, community and racial equity has come front and center.” -Fred Blackwell,... Read More

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