Recent Events

May 20, 2016
On behalf of everyone at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, thank you to all who attended the Conference on Charitable Giving on May 12 at Stanford University. We hope attendees learned something new about our increasingly complex sector and made some fruitful connections throughout the day... Read More
May 18, 2016
Remy Goldsmith In a diverse community like Silicon Valley, it's both a challenge—and an opportunity—to ensure our government reflects the interests of its residents. When elected leaders fail to address the needs of the very... Read More
Feb 04, 2016
U.S. Secretary, Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez, with Avo Makdessian, Director of SVCF's Center for Early Learning, at the event about paid family leave on Jan. 27, 2016.  Michelle Sioson Hyman Last... Read More
Jan 07, 2016
The new year started with a victory for SVCF and our partners working to curb predatory payday lending practices in the Bay Area.  SVCF's economic security program officer, Rafael O. Morales, joined other organizations from the Coalition Against Payday Predators to testify at the... Read More
Dec 11, 2015
Holiday Train 2015 was a great success! The Caltrain Holiday Train, presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, rolled through the Bay Area Dec. 5 and 6, greeting thousands of families and spreading holiday spirit.  The Holiday Train, decorated with thousands of glittering lights,... Read More
Nov 24, 2015
SVCF is proud to present the 2015 Caltrain Holiday Train! Each year, the Holiday Train is decorated with thousands of glittering lights. The train stops at various Caltrain stations from San Francisco to Santa Clara, bringing joy and holiday spirit to kids and families along the way. Each... Read More
Nov 15, 2015
SVCF is committed to making your year-end giving easy and meaningful. Please refer to this schedule for making new gifts and grants for the remainder of 2015.  Contributions to SVCF As required by the IRS, in order for you to claim a charitable deduction for this tax year, ownership of... Read More
Oct 28, 2015
As many friends and partners of SVCF learned a few weeks ago, The Big Lift – the bold social venture of SVCF, the County of San Mateo and the San Mateo County Office of Education to transform early learning for San Mateo County children – was a Top 10 finalist in the 2015 Google... Read More
Sep 24, 2015
This fall SVCF’s Center for Early Learning (CEL) will host The Raising of Silicon Valley – a two-part event to raise awareness and build a cadre of local champions around two critical needs – high-quality preschool and family-friendly workplaces. High-Quality Preschool: For... Read More
Sep 09, 2015
This communication was sent by Sen. Holly Mitchell, author of the SVCF-sponsored SB 359, which seeks to create fairness in mathematics placement for all California students. Please sign our petition. ----------------------------------- Bill to protect students from school math misplacement... Read More