Philanthropy Now Podcast

Apr 01, 2020
Please note: This episode was recorded prior to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in Silicon Valley. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes about SVCF’s COVID-19 regional response initiatives and the work of our nonprofit partners to meet the needs of the community. Robert Stromberg leads the... Read More
Mar 18, 2020
Vanita Gupta is President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights coalition. In this episode, SVCF’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Gina Dalma, speaks with Gupta about her work advancing criminal justice... Read More
Mar 04, 2020
Everyone experiences emergencies from time to time. For some Silicon Valley residents, however, each day is a struggle for financial stability and independence. When an emergency hits, they need somewhere to turn for help. The goal of the Emergency Assistance Network of Santa Clara County is to... Read More
Feb 19, 2020
Mavericks Community Foundation Trustee Mary Oldham has worked and lived on the San Mateo County Coastside since 1980. She's an investor in Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, and though recently retired from her role there as director of marketing, continues to invest her time and resources to... Read More
Feb 05, 2020
Kimberly Myers Hewlett is one of the newest additions to the SVCF leadership team. Serving as senior vice president, donor engagement, she leads SVCF's efforts to build and bolster relationships between SVCF donors and local nonprofits. In this episode, SVCF Executive Vice President, Marketing... Read More
Jan 22, 2020
Over the last decade, government funding for higher education has decreased by more than $9 billion dollars. The rising costs of a college education have primarily fallen on students and their families. Through partnerships with local nonprofits and generous donors, SVCF offers a variety of... Read More
Jan 08, 2020
Scholar, teacher and activist Alex Schafran tells a powerful story of "the suburbanization of poverty, the failures of regional planning, urban sprawl, NIMBYism and political fragmentation between middle class white environmentalists and communities of color," in his recent book The Road... Read More
Dec 18, 2019
Vice President of Community Impact Manuel Santamaria has worked at Silicon Valley Community Foundation for more than 20 years, joining SVCF's predecessor, the Peninsula Community Foundation, in 1999 as a program officer. In this episode, Manny sits down with Senior Vice President of Public... Read More
Dec 04, 2019
In this podcast episode, Silicon Valley Community Foundation is pleased to feature a conversation between SVCF board member Wade Loo and Nicole Taylor, our president and CEO.  Wade has been a board member since 2015, and Nicole has now been at her post for 11 months. Listen in on their... Read More
Nov 20, 2019
This past July, the State of California rolled out a new program called CalSavers -- an affordable retirement savings program for workers who do not have access to a retirement benefit through their employer. This program will help more than 7.5 million Californians and more than 300,000 workers... Read More