SVCF Blog

Feb 23, 2017
Flooding of Coyote Creek in San Jose. Photo courtesy of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's office.  Update for Friday, Feb. 24: Donations top $500,000 As of noon on Friday, Feb. 24, donations and pledges to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund have risen to $519, 092. SVCF and the... Read More
Feb 22, 2017
Photo of San Jose flooding courtesy of City of San Jose, Mayor Sam Liccardo's office.  This morning, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Silicon Valley Community Foundation established a “San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund” to help raise funds that can be used to provide... Read More
Feb 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. In Episode 4 we're featuring a conversation with... Read More
Feb 14, 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.   Bus... Read More
Feb 06, 2017
On Saturday, January 21, SVCF launched the “Strengthening Relations between Communities of Color and Law Enforcement Initiative” in San Jose. Through the use of community engagement, communications and data and analytics, this effort seeks to build better relationships between law... Read More
Feb 03, 2017
Sarah Davison Silicon Valley Community Foundation has made fighting predatory payday lending one of its highest institutional priorities since 2009. Our own research* confirmed that payday lenders were charging interest rates as high as 450 percent and... Read More
Feb 02, 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... Read More
Feb 01, 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.  Episode 3 of the Philanthropy Now podcast... Read More
Jan 31, 2017
As Silicon Valley Community Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary, we are reflecting on what it took to get to this point. SVCF is proud to have made more than $4.3 billion in grants since our inception in 2007, and grateful to have achieved significant growth and milestones along the way.... Read More
Jan 30, 2017
Since Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 2007 launch, diversity has been a guiding principle. So when the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund sought SVCF’s support on a key affirmative action case before the U.S. Supreme Court, we didn’t hesitate to help. It was... Read More

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