Recent Events

Oct 18, 2016
Thank you to everyone who was part of the Innovation Conference! We are thrilled that more than 300 attendees joined us for the conference, representing grantmaking and corporate responsibility communities throughout the United States and even the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada, Hong... Read More
Jul 21, 2016
To combat what educators call “summer learning loss” – the phenomenon in which many school-age children lose some of the skills they gained during the school year – SVCF and its partners in The Big Lift initiative recently marked the implementation of a new program to help... Read More
Jul 14, 2016
SVCF’s Center for Early Learning convenes community leaders to advocate for early childhood education. Notes from a convening on June 23 by SVCF’s Center for Early Learning for community leaders to advocate for early childhood education: Today, I’m in San Mateo,... Read More
Jul 12, 2016
Technology is making it easier than ever to understand our health and access quality care. This progress is especially beneficial for patients that previously had limited access to health care providers based on geography.  Now, technology is eliminating distance barriers to better serve... Read More
Jun 20, 2016
SVCF sends a big “thank you!” to all who attended our Professional Advisor Breakfasts in San Jose and San Francisco this spring. We appreciated the thoughts and conversations about how we can improve our region’s housing and transportation in innovative, effective and... Read More
Jun 13, 2016
As experienced child-care providers, Iris Postigo and Juanyta Napoles fully recognize the value of building language skills in the young children who have come to their Foster City home care center for 14 years. But Napoles especially said she used to feel intimidated by the performance aspect of... Read More
Jun 02, 2016
Michelle Sioson Hyman In partnership with the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services and the Invest in US initiative, the White House hosted an event in April to highlight the importance of promoting active science, technology,... Read More
May 24, 2016
Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents and board directors (left to right) Maria Martinez, Melodie Cheney, Erika Escalante and Mary Kear with filmmaker Elizabeth Lo (far right) at the Palo Alto premiere showing of Lo’s documentary “Notes from Buena Vista” on May 17, 2016. The... Read More
May 20, 2016
On behalf of everyone at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, thank you to all who attended the Conference on Charitable Giving on May 12 at Stanford University. We hope attendees learned something new about our increasingly complex sector and made some fruitful connections throughout the day... Read More
May 18, 2016
Remy Goldsmith In a diverse community like Silicon Valley, it's both a challenge—and an opportunity—to ensure our government reflects the interests of its residents. When elected leaders fail to address the needs of the very... Read More