SVCF Blog

Mar 29, 2017
With our new Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.... Read More
Mar 28, 2017
  Thanks to the generosity of donors who have chosen to support SVCF with gifts to our community endowment, SVCF has made a total of $90 million in grants to over 500 organizations since 2008 in four key grantmaking areas: economic security, education, immigration and building ... Read More
Mar 20, 2017
In the past 10 years, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has grown to become the largest community foundation in the world, supporting 2,000 philanthropic funds for individuals, families and corporations. We are proud to help these donors and philanthropists give back to their communities in... Read More
Mar 17, 2017
SVCF is proud to welcome Rebecca Guerra and Daniel Perez to our board of directors, and to recognize Samuel Johnson, Jr., as the new board chairman. Samuel Johnson, Jr. (front row, third from left) is a lecturer at Notre Dame de Namur University and superintendent, emeritus, of... Read More
Mar 17, 2017
Flooding of Coyote Creek in San Jose. Photo courtesy of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's office.  Update for Friday, March 24:  As of March 24, donations to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund are at $6,310,881. Another $157,389 has been pledged. The fund has... Read More
Mar 15, 2017
With our new Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. For our sixth episode, SVCF's Gina Dalma,... Read More
Mar 14, 2017
  Two outstanding and innovative financial education initiatives have been chosen to receive $100,000 each as part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 10-year anniversary competitive grantmaking initiative; MyPath Credit and E-FAST, a project of AnewAmerica... Read More
Mar 13, 2017
SVCF encourages nonprofit organizations to read the three new Requests for Proposals that opened March 13 for these strategies: building strong communities, economic security and immigration. Applications for all three grant opportunities are due April 7.  Building Strong... Read More
Mar 10, 2017
  In 2016 and 2017, SVCF is completing a comprehensive grantmaking review process to determine our new grantmaking strategies. As part of that effort, we are publishing a series of impact reports. This is an excerpt from the report about building strong communities. The region’s... Read More
Mar 10, 2017
More than one third of the 2.5 million residents of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties are immigrants. Almost two thirds of those younger than 18 are children of immigrants. Our region’s continued prosperity and quality of life depend on our ability to create communities that recognize... Read More

Pages