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SVCF engages donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. With the SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, SVCF's work on challenging problems, and other social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond. Tune in and subscribe! 

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Solving the housing crisis with the Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB) 10/13/2021 Free Listen
Leveraging collective impact with SVCF’s Donor Circle for the Arts 9/15/2021 Free Listen
Grassroots groups build power within communities of color 8/11/2021 Free Listen
Latino Family Fund fights for social justice in South Santa Clara County 7/28/2021 Free Listen
Freedom for All Americans 7/14/2021 Free Listen
Juneteenth and the Reckoning on Race with Lateefah Simon 6/30/2021 Free Listen
On the San Mateo County coast: uplifting our “forgotten” neighbors 6/16/2021 Free Listen
Addressing anti-Asian racism and barriers to funding in AAPI communities 6/2/2021 Free Listen
Honoring AAPI Heritage Month and responding to anti-Asian violence 5/19/2021 Free Listen
Multiplying grantmaking power with impact investing 5/5/2021 Free Listen
Strengthening American-Muslim relations with philanthropy and civic engagement 4/21/2021 Free Listen
SVCF’s Early Childhood Development strategy seeks to address systemic disparitie‪s‬ 4/7/2021 Free Listen
The ¡Sí Se Puede! Collective builds power in East San Jos‪e‬ 3/24/2021 Free Listen
Navigating financial aid and SVCF scholarships during the pandemi‪c‬ 3/10/2021 Free Listen
Lessons in philanthropy with SVCF’s new board chair Wade W. Lo‪o‬ 2/24/2021 Free Listen
Domestic violence: an unseen crisis magnified by COVID-19 1/20/2021 Free Listen
Community leaders bring justice to housing 12/30/2020 Free Listen
A look back at 2020 with Nicole Taylor and Dan’l Lewin 12/16/2020 Free Listen
SVCF Scholarships tips and student resources 12/2/2020 Free Listen
The Amah Mutsun Land Trust works on land restoration following the CZU Lightning Complex Fires 11/18/2020 Free Listen
Community Legal Services elevates the voices of the formerly incarcerated 11/4/2020 Free Listen
Amplifying the voices of BIPOC leaders in the nonprofit sector 10/28/2020 Free Listen
SVCF’s COVID-19 Nonprofit Emergency Fund makes waves supporting the most vulnerable communities in the Bay Area 10/21/2020 Free Listen
Intertwining faith and community action in the fight for race equity 10/14/2020 Free Listen
Developing a holistic approach to equity with the Bay Area Latino Community 10/7/2020 Free Listen
Strengthening civic participation and making votes count with California Voter Foundation 9/30/2020 Free Listen
Southwest Airlines honors the 35th LUV Classic during COVID-19 by donating $1 million to 101 charities 9/23/2020 Free Listen
OutRight Action International fights for the rights of LGBTIQ people around the world 9/16/2020 Free Listen
Members of SVCF’s Community Advisory Council emphasize the role of the arts in fighting racial inequalities 9/9/2020 Free Listen
San Bruno Community Foundation grants $100k toward small business relief and strengthens the community in the wake of COVID-19 9/2/2020 Free Listen
Housing solutions with Destination: Home’s collective impact model and cross-sector partnerships 8/26/2020 Free Listen
Fighting health-related systemic disparities with the COVID-19 Black initiative 8/19/2020 Free Listen
Woodside Community Foundation leverages local foundation relationships & community partnerships to respond to COVID-19 8/12/2020 Free Listen
Morgan Hill Community Foundation: Responding to COVID-19 and drawing connections between the crisis and Morgan Hill’s pre-pandemic work in healthcare 8/5/2020 Free Listen
Supporting Black youth in a flawed education system 7/29/2020 Free Listen
Open Philanthropy: How Donors Can Support the Criminal Justice Reform Movement 7/22/2020 Free Listen
Intero Foundation and SVCF: cross-sector partnerships pivoting to address local community needs throughout the COVID-19 crisis 7/15/2020 Free Listen
Meeting the stressful demands of distance learning and exploring hybrid education models for fall 2020 in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties 7/8/2020 Free Listen
Los Altos Community Foundation and the future of post-pandemic telehealth 7/1/2020 Free Listen
A lesson learned with Palo Alto Community Fund: How grantmaking will look different in a post-COVID world 6/24/2020 Free Listen
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley steps up to address food insecurities and hunger brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic 6/17/2020 Free Listen
Pivoting in dire times: Gilroy Foundation’s response to the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, the COVID-19 outbreak, and more 6/10/2020 Free Listen
Alliance of Community Foundations of SV: CF of San Carlos’ response to COVID-19 6/3/2020 Free Listen
Alliance of SV Community Foundations: CF for San Benito County’s response to COVID-19 5/27/2020 Free Listen
Affordable Housing Month and the Importance of a Safe and Secure home with Leslye Corsiglia 5/20/2020 Free Listen
San Mateo County Strong and learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic with Supervisor Dave Pine 5/13/2020 Free Listen
COVID-19 challenges the local creative sector 5/6/2020 Free Listen
Silicon Valley Strong and innovative responses to COVID-19 with San Jose Mayor Liccardo 4/29/2020 Free Listen
Providing relief and preparing to rebuild in Santa Clara County with Supervisor Cindy Chavez 4/24/2020 Free Listen
How nonprofits are adapting to new realities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic 4/22/2020 Free Listen
An update on SVCF’s COVID-19 response efforts and what’s to come 4/8/2020 Free Listen
Addressing homelessness through the Housing Ready Communities initiative 4/1/2020 Free Listen
Defending civil rights with Vanita Gupta 3/18/2020 Free Listen
Safety net services protect every zip code in Santa Clara County 3/4/2020 Free Listen
“A few crazy coastsiders” design local giving day 2/19/2020 Free Listen
Getting to know Kimberly Myers Hewlett 2/5/2020 Free Listen
Student Support is Critical to College Completion 1/22/2020 Free Listen
Why We Need to Think About Housing Differently, with author Alex Schafran 1/8/2020 Free Listen
Twenty Years of Community Impact 12/18/2019 Free Listen
Collaboration is key to tackling Silicon Valley’s challenges 12/4/2019 Free Listen
Addressing California’s retirement crisis 11/20/2019 Free Listen
Interrogating Gender Assumptions with Riki Wilchins 11/6/2019 Free Listen
Improving Equity Through Immigration Legal Services 10/23/2019 Free Listen
From the Governor’s Office - Kathleen Kelly Janus talks innovation and partnership 10/9/2019 Free Listen
San Jose’s new path to digital inclusion & universal connectivity 9/25/2019 Free Listen
Building community through corporate responsibility 9/11/2019 Free Listen
Finding Solutions to Systemic Injustice 8/28/2019 Free Listen
The life of a Silicon Valley family living in their RV 8/14/2019 Free Listen
Destination: Home 7/31/2019 Free Listen
California’s local redistricting revolution 7/17/2019 Free Listen
Growing as a Donor 7/3/2019 Free Listen
How Can Corporate Foundations Work Best with Nonprofits? 6/19/2019 Free Listen
Helping Our Homeless Neighbors: Project WeHOPE and Dignity on Wheels 6/5/2019 Free Listen
Silicon Valley Transit: Working Towards a Solution 5/22/2019 Free Listen
Young Kids and Tech: A Guide for Grown-ups 5/8/2019 Free Listen
Catalyst for change: Nicole Taylor discusses her first 100 days 4/20/2019 Free Listen
Getting Kids Ready for Kindergarten 3/27/2019 Free Listen
Local Banks Helping Fight Displacement 3/13/2019 Free Listen
Twenty years of raising young readers 2/20/2019 Free Listen
Why is the 2020 census so important? 2/6/2019 Free Listen
A conversation with SVCF's new President Nicole Taylor 1/23/2019 Free Listen
SVCF opens 2019 scholarship season 1/9/2019 Free Listen
Linking nonprofits to skilled volunteers 12/12/2018 Free Listen
Getting to know Nicole Taylor: SVCF's incoming CEO & President 12/7/2018 Free Listen
Gun Buy Back in San Jose 11/28/2018 Free Listen
Police Work in San Jose 11/14/2018 Free Listen
Housing for All in Silicon Valley 10/31/2018 Free Listen
SVCF Donor Circles 10/17/2018 Free Listen
Foster Youth in the Bay Area Housing Crisis 10/3/2018 Free Listen
On The Table 2018: Finding Solutions to the Bay Area's Housing Shortage 9/19/2018 Free Listen
The Emerging Role of Cities 9/5/2018 Free Listen
Incorporating Staff and Community Feedback into Moving Forward 7/31/2018 Free Listen
Greg Avis in conversation with Luisa Buada 7/6/2018 Free Listen
Literacy and Family Engagement Go Hand in Hand 4/25/2018 Free Listen
California Senator Bob Hertzberg: Reforming the System of Traffic Fines 4/11/2018 Free Listen
Can We Bridge the Gap Between Early Learning and Elementary School? 3/28/2018 Free Listen
Senator Scott Wiener: How to Address California's Housing Challenges 3/14/2018 Free Listen
Young Children and Tech: Comparing Local and National Data
2/28/2018 Free Listen
California’s Next Governor Should Be a Champion for Young Kids 2/14/2018 Free Listen
What Philanthropy Means in 2018 2/2/2018 Free Listen
Philanthropy Now Podcast: The Fight for Water in East Palo Alto 1/31/2018 Free Listen
Why Focus on Collaboration? Merging Two Nonprofits to Help Silicon Valley Children 1/17/2018 Free Listen
Buena Vista Mobile Home Park: Amid Skyrocketing Real Estate Costs in Silicon Valley, How One Community Was Saved 1/3/2018 Free Listen
Giving at the Holidays: Reflections on Select Local Nonprofit Organizations by SVCF’s Donor Experience Team 12/22/2017 Free Listen
Imagining the Possibilities: SVCF’s Anniversary Grant Program 12/06/2017 Free Listen
Providing Services to Immigrants Facing Challenges in San Mateo County 11/22/2017 Free Listen
SVCF’s New Grantmaking Strategies 11/08/2017 Free Listen
Protecting and Upholding the Civil Rights of All People with Anthony Romero and Jonathan Greenblatt 10/25/2017 Free Listen
Supporting Arts and Culture Through Corporate Responsibility Efforts 9/27/2017 Free Listen
On the Table: Silicon Valley Residents Gather Over a Meal to Talk Housing 9/13/2017 Free Listen
Why California’s Next Governor Must Support Young Children and Families 8/30/2017 Free Listen
Can Technology Improve Relations Between Communities of Color and Law Enforcement? 8/16/2017 Free Listen
Public Transit: Challenges to Access and Affordability in San Mateo County 8/3/2017 Free Listen
Creating Affordable Housing in Silicon Valley: Policymaker panel moderated by Emmett Carson 7/19/2017 Free Listen
A “Nail-Biting” Journey to Affordable Housing: Measure A’s Success in Santa Clara County 7/5/2017 Free Listen
SVCF and San Francisco 49ers Community Trust in Policing Forum – Part 2 6/21/2017 Free Listen
SVCF and San Francisco 49ers Community Trust in Policing Forum – Part 1 6/21/2017 Free Listen
The Big Lift: Why Third Graders’ Literacy is Vital to Silicon Valley’s Future 6/7/2017 Free Listen
Who Are the New Givers and How Are They Different? 5/24/2017 Free Listen
Immigrant Services and California’s Due Process for All Act 5/10/2017 Free Listen
The South Coast Report with Erica Wood 5/3/2017 Free Listen
International Grantmaking 4/26/2017 Free Listen
Accounting Changes for 2017 with Paul & Liz Dollar, Moss Adams 4/12/2017 Free Listen
How Diverse Investment Managers Improve Communities 3/29/2017 Free Listen
Ban the Box: Why Companies Are Removing Questions About Criminal History from Job Applications 3/15/2017 Free Listen
How Early Stage Companies can Engage in Social Responsibility 3/1/2017 Free Listen
Early Childhood Learning & Digital Media: What Should Parents Know? 2/13/2017 Free Listen
SVCF's 10th Anniversary Grantmaking Goals and Special Opportunities with Manuel Santamaria and Valerie Cuevas 2/1/2017 Free Listen
How a Bay Area Transit Map Will Increase Ridership, Improve Public Health and Benefit the Economy, with Arielle Fleisher 1/18/2017 Free Listen
Modern Fundraising and How to Gain Support for Silicon Valley Causes, with Emmett Carson 12/26/2016 Free Listen