CSR Matters Blog

Jun 12, 2017
Note from SVCF: Last month, Heather Paulsen attended our breakfast event for professional advisors. She shared some information about an initiative she's working on, and we asked her to write this guest column so that more people could hear about it!   If you're interested in getting... Read More
Jun 10, 2017
Startup businesses already have a full plate — hiring great people, growing their client base, creating and implementing processes. And for many, there’s an additional concern: social responsibility. Starting with Purpose: How startups can use social... Read More
May 05, 2017
Maeve Miccio Sparks flew when Emmett Carson, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, discussed a new generation of high-net-worth philanthropists with David Callahan, the founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy. At a debate hosted... Read More
Apr 10, 2017
SVCF is thrilled to have two new executives on our team! Stuart Burden Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Michael Chertok Vice President, Donor Experience and Engagement In late March, Stuart Burden... Read More
Jan 11, 2017
Here is a list of 2017 dates to help get you started! If you’re leading your company’s employee volunteer programs, you probably already recognize the benefits that volunteering brings to your workplace. Corporate volunteer programs not only foster teamwork and camaraderie, but... Read More
Jan 06, 2017
I recently attended BSR’s annual conference in New York City. BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with member companies and partners to build a just and sustainable world. The theme of the conference was “Be Bold.” I’ve spent the bulk of my career working in... Read More
Jan 05, 2017
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has been a hot topic in the philanthropic community, but how do foundations and corporations leverage their resources to alleviate social justice issues? There is still no silver bullet when it comes to widespread social change, but during my time at this year... Read More
Jan 03, 2017
“Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world..."    President Barack... Read More
Dec 30, 2016
For the third consecutive year, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partnered with Northern California Grantmakers to host the Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI) on Thursday, Dec 1, 2016. The one-day learning and networking conference brought over 150 corporate responsibility and... Read More
Dec 30, 2016
This fall I attended Northern California Grantmakers’ New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century, a training for all who believe philanthropy can be a powerful lever for social change.”  This year’s Institute was hosted at the beautiful downtown San... Read More