Recent Events

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
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