Recent Events

Mar 27, 2019
SVCF Values Committee members Gina Dalma, Cynthia Pilch, Michelle Sioson Hyman, Casey Kellogg, Sawako Sonoyama Clarin and Bert Feuss In spring 2018, Silicon Valley Community Foundation faced a challenge like never before. Our organization had been though a very public scandal related to our... Read More
Mar 19, 2019
With a council vote on March 5, San Jose took a big step to make young children and families a top priority for the city, and SVCF staff was right there to help make it happen. For many years, SVCF’s Center for Early Learning has worked closely with Mayor Sam Liccardo and members of the... Read More
Jan 16, 2019
Candidates in May 2018 at the California gubernatorial debate hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and NBC Bay Area On Monday, Jan 7, Governor Gavin Newsom delivered an inaugural address with his two-year-old son Dutch standing beside him, after Dutch unexpectedly left his seat and... Read More
Dec 04, 2018
On September 22, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a draft proposed rule to expand the scope of programs that can trigger a public charge determination for immigrants seeking green cards. The proposal would broaden the list of publicly-funded programs that impact immigration... Read More
Nov 12, 2018
Photo by Aaron Draper Silicon Valley Community Foundation has compiled a list of organizations working in both Northern and Southern California to support relief and recovery efforts for the Camp Fire in Butte County and the Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties.... Read More
Oct 22, 2018
In the wake of a leadership crisis in spring 2018, SVCF is working to redefine itself The way an organization responds to a crisis can tell you a lot about its values. After allegations of workplace misconduct surfaced earlier this year, Silicon Valley Community Foundation staff soon began... Read More
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