Recent Events

May 25, 2022
On Tuesday, May 24, another horrific tragedy unfolded in the United States: A gunman entered an elementary school in Texas and shot 19 children and 2 teachers to death. This cruel and heart-rending crime comes less than two weeks after a gunman murdered 10 innocent people in a Buffalo, New York,... Read More
Apr 20, 2021
With news today that a Minnesota jury has convicted Derek Chauvin of all three charges against him in the murder of George Floyd, many of us let ourselves – just for a moment – draw in a short breath, while remembering the breath that Mr. Floyd was so cruelly denied last May. Especially... Read More
Nov 24, 2020
Many organizations responded to the call for rapid relief for victims when wildfires tore through our communities this summer. Our Coastside communities in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties were already facing challenges due to COVID-19 when the wildfires made the need for economic aid, food and... Read More
Nov 14, 2019
The following was adapted from SVCF President and CEO Nicole Taylor’s update at the 2019 Regional Meeting on Nov. 13 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Thank you to joining us here today, and thank you to Jose Antonio Vargas and Damian Trujillo for that inspiring... Read More
Aug 14, 2019
Hundreds of people attended a Citizenship Day event co-sponsored by SVCF in April 2019 On Monday, August 12, the federal administration continued its assault on our country’s immigration system, finally issuing a “public charge” rule that penalizes legal immigrants who want to... Read More
Jul 31, 2019
Thanks to Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature, California took a step to ensure that courts can’t systematically decide that the life of a white person is worth more money than that of an African American or Latino.   On July 30, Newsom signed... Read More
Jul 02, 2019
One year ago we wrote about children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-México border. The situation has continued to deteriorate. Now we are confronted with searing images of migrant children going hungry, living in cramped and unsafe conditions and dying while in custody at... Read More
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