SVCF Blog

Jun 13, 2016
As experienced child-care providers, Iris Postigo and Juanyta Napoles fully recognize the value of building language skills in the young children who have come to their Foster City home care center for 14 years. But Napoles especially said she used to feel intimidated by the performance aspect of... Read More
Jun 08, 2016
Maeve Miccio Can you take a moment and think back to when you were a kid and woke up on your birthday or a special holiday?  On a special day last month I sprang out of bed before 5 a.m. without the help of an alarm. I was smiling ear to ear,... Read More
Jun 08, 2016
Jill Rademacher At SVCF we are still celebrating the completion last month of another very successful Silicon Valley Gives, our region’s 24-hour giving day to support more than 1,000 local nonprofit organizations. By now you’ve likely heard... Read More
Jun 08, 2016
Editor's note: SanDisk Corporation is a client of SVCF. This feature first appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of SVCF magazine.   For employees at SanDisk Corporation, volunteering is not an extracurricular activity to be squeezed in on their own time. It is an integral... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
Editor's note: Woody Shackleton has a donor advised fund with SVCF. This story first appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of SVCF magazine. Woody Shackleton has done a lot of investing in his life, and he’s long been philanthropically active. But social impact investing was new to... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
SVCF’s Donor Circle for the Arts held its media arts grantmaking session in April.  After interviewing four different organizations, the donor circle members voted to provide a total of $14,000 in grants to the following organizations: Family Album Project, to support... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
Editor’s note: Laurie Michaels is a philanthropist based in Aspen, Colorado, and the founder of Open Road Alliance, which provides grants to nonprofits for projects facing unexpected roadblocks. Open Road uses several funds at SVCF to execute its grantmaking. This column was written by Ms.... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
Katrina Drabeck Silicon Valley Community Foundation is excited to introduce our inaugural Corporate Responsibility Impact Awards!  The five CR Impact Awards will recognize companies and individuals from around the world who demonstrate leadership... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
Editor's note: Texas Instruments is a client of SVCF. This feature first appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of SVCF magazine. For Silicon Valley students and teachers who have a passion for math and science — and for students whose passion is yet to be discovered — 2015 was a... Read More
Jun 06, 2016
From legislation to giving, SVCF's Spring 2016 Magazine dives into several "firsts" for our organization and our partners.  When advocating for equality in math education, SVCF has been part of the equation for years. We’ve funded nonprofit organizations and educators... Read More

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