Philanthropy Now Podcast

Oct 09, 2019
This past June, Governor Newsom named Kathleen Kelly Janus as his Senior Advisor on Social Innovation. This new position in the Office of the Governor elevates the role of philanthropic and nonprofit organizations as innovators and illustrates how our state’s philanthropy sector is poised to... Read More
Sep 25, 2019
Almost 100,000 people in the heart of Silicon Valley do not have access to the internet at home, limiting their educational, economic and civic engagement opportunities. In some low-income communities, nearly half the population lacks connectivity. Mayor Sam Liccardo is leading the charge to make... Read More
Sep 11, 2019
What is corporate social responsibility? Two of SVCF's corporate responsibility team members, VIce President Stuart Burden and Senior Manager Juliana Deans, discuss what their team does, what brought them to SVCF and what excites them about working in CR. Learn how SVCF's 15-person... Read More
Aug 28, 2019
Systemic injustice is something that commonly plagues our court systems, and it is increasingly important to figure out how to resolve these issues and implement changes that serve the community with fairness. SVCF regularly explores and exposes such injustices, and works with lawmakers to bring... Read More
Jul 31, 2019
In Santa Clara County, 7,500 people are without a home on any given night. Destination: Home is a public-private partnership that uses collective impact strategies to to work towards ending homelessness in Santa Clara County. In this episode, Erica Wood, SVCF’s EVP of Community Impact, talks... Read More
Jul 17, 2019
SVCF supports California Common Cause through our civic participation grantmaking strategy. California Common Cause advocates for independent commissions to draw district lines for local elections. In this episode, SVCF’s Civic Participation Program Officer Jack Mahoney talks with Rey Lopez-... Read More
Jun 27, 2019
What is it like to become a philanthropist for the first time? Donor Sally Liu knows first hand. A long time environmentalist, Liu became a donor with SVCF 14 years ago, with a focus on green causes. Liu worked with SVCF to create a vision and mission for her giving. She’s now also a member... Read More
Jun 14, 2019
In this episode, Vu Le, creator of the blog Nonprofit AF, executive director of Rainier Valley Corps and co-author of Unicorns Unite: How nonprofits and foundations can build epic partnerships, talks with SVCF’s vice president of corporate responsibility Stuart Burden. Listen as the two... Read More
Jun 05, 2019
What can be done to help our homeless neighbors in the Bay Area? In this episode of our Philanthropy Now podcast, Pastor Paul Bains, who leads Project WeHOPE and Dignity on Wheels, talks with Gina Dalma, SVCF’s vice president of government relations, about his work to find short and long-term... Read More
May 22, 2019
Our nation’s suburbanization has prioritized the use of cars and highways, leading to traffic, pollution and inequity. Silicon Valley is no exception. In this episode, Vinita Goyal, Housing and Transportation Program Officer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, talks with Bob Allen,... Read More

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