Recent Events

Jun 13, 2019
”On Citizenship Day, I helped a woman who has had her green card since 1989, and decided to apply for citizenship because it was the first time that she had enough money to pay for the application fees,” said SVCF Immigration Program Officer Anne Im. “This event... Read More
May 24, 2019
“Be a chatterbox,” said California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, during an April visit to Silicon Valley Community Foundation to discuss the importance of local civic engagement and the need for participation. “Text your friends, your family, your neighbors and remind... Read More
May 03, 2019
I've had the good fortune to be on a listening tour over the last hundred days. I've sat down with people who have had long relationships with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, and with others who are leaders of community organizations, schools and government. I've had the... Read More
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