Recent Events

Jun 21, 2018
We are deeply troubled by the heart-breaking images of families being torn apart at our borders. These actions go against our values of decency, respect and basic humanity.  Silicon Valley Community Foundation is strongly opposed to the Trump administration’s recent actions to separate... Read More
May 23, 2018
On May 10, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Stanford University’s Office of Planned Giving co-sponsored the annual Conference on Charitable Giving. Every year, the conference provides professional advisors – attorneys, accountants, and financial planners – as... Read More
May 17, 2018
Judith Bell, Vice President of Programs, The San Francisco Foundation, Gina Dalma, Vice President of Government Relations, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Amy Fitzgerald, Senior Program Officer, East Bay Community Foundation On May 14, SVCF convened staff from 10 partner... Read More
May 16, 2018
Silicon Valley Community Foundation grantees hosted two free Citizenship Days in April, helping 325 immigrants with their citizenship application process. Fee waivers, which assist low income individuals and families who cannot afford application fees, were processed for 233... Read More
May 10, 2018
On Tuesday, May 8, more than half a million viewers tuned in from across the state to watch the top 6 candidates for governor debate their positions on issues affecting California – from homelessness and housing to transportation, immigration, and  early childhood education. If you... Read More
Mar 15, 2018
More than six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, thousands of people on the island are still without reliable electricity. To help victims of the hurricane and support efforts to increase access to solar-powered electricity, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Puerto Rico... Read More
Mar 13, 2018
Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in 2017. Southwest Airlines worked with SVCF to raise funds for affected employees in the city. This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. If there is any positive takeaway from last year’s unexpected climate events, it’s that emergency... Read More
Jan 30, 2018
The following is the transcript of a speech given by Emmett Carson on November 29, 2017 to the Chartered Financial Analyst Society San Francisco Endowment & Foundation Conference. Emmett Carson CEO and President, Silicon Valley Community... Read More
Jun 08, 2017
On May 18, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, along with our partners from the Office of Planned Giving at Stanford University, hosted another successful Conference on Charitable Giving. This annual conference brings together estate attorneys, accountants, wealth managers and other professional... Read More
May 08, 2017
SVCF donors, staff volunteer at Citizenship Day to assist Silicon Valley immigrants More than 1,460 immigrants gathered on a rainy April Saturday in San Jose, all pursuing the same thing: U.S. citizenship.  As lawful permanent residents with green cards, many of those at the event have... Read More