SVCF Blog

Mar 13, 2018
Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in 2017. Southwest Airlines worked with SVCF to raise funds for affected employees in the city. This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. If there is any positive takeaway from last year’s unexpected climate events, it’s that emergency... Read More
Mar 07, 2018
Last January, the Donor Circle for the Environment, a collaboration of philanthropists that supports nonprofits addressing environmental issues, convened to kick-off their year of learning and select their thematic focus. To facilitate broad learning, the donor circle selects an overarching theme... Read More
Mar 01, 2018
The people of three disadvantaged communities in San Mateo County could shape their futures more effectively by using available tools to make government more accountable to them, according to a new report commissioned by Silicon Valley Community Foundation. Right now, the report notes, the elected... Read More
Feb 28, 2018
With our 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. The technology that surrounds our young kids may be relatively... Read More
Feb 23, 2018
The way companies do good in the world is shifting, and this movement was perfectly captured by many of the stories shared at our annual Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI), held Feb. 12 at San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center, and co-presented with Northern California... Read More
Feb 15, 2018
The following is the transcript of a speech given by Emmett Carson on January 15, 2018 at the African American Community Service Agency 38th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Emmett Carson CEO and President, Silicon Valley Community... Read More
Feb 10, 2018
With our 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. Early childhood education is top of mind for California voters... Read More
Feb 02, 2018
With our 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. What does philanthropy mean to us in 2018? Dr. Emmett Carson,... Read More
Jan 31, 2018
In the 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 this episode, Vu-Bang Nguyen, program officer for SVCF,... Read More
Jan 30, 2018
The following is the transcript of a speech given by Emmett Carson on November 29, 2017 to the Chartered Financial Analyst Society San Francisco Endowment & Foundation Conference. Emmett Carson CEO and President, Silicon Valley Community... Read More

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