SVCF Blog

Mar 03, 2016
Corporate grantmaking programs are as diverse in operations as they are in size, budget and focus areas. Some programs include an employee engagement component where staff is involved at different levels of corporate grantmaking. An emerging and unique model is including employees in the... Read More
Feb 23, 2016
With Silicon Valley Gives – our region’s giving day – just over two months away, it’s a great time to review how people making a donation to their favorite charity may be able to benefit the charity even more by taking advantage of an employer’s matching gift program... Read More
Feb 19, 2016
Jenise and Kevin Henrikson with their daughter at Deer Hollow Farm Thanks to a little digital elbow grease – and SVCF’s online giving day, Silicon Valley Gives – one couple last May helped the beloved nature-education nonprofit Friends of Deer Hollow Farm raise as... Read More
Feb 12, 2016
On a sunny winter morning in Mountain View, a small group of donors gathers around coffee in a bright conference room at SVCF. They are about to be introduced to four local nonprofits that seek to tackle issues from childhood cancer to reducing juvenile gang violence. Each nonprofit is working to... Read More
Feb 12, 2016
As an “emerging practitioner” in philanthropy and corporate responsibility, I really believe the System can be harnessed to heal the world – not just exploit it. Apparently, I’m not alone. Report after report indicates that Millennials have a deep hunger to weave positive... Read More
Feb 10, 2016
Bert Feuss Four years ago, SVCF made it a priority to engage more people of color and women investment managers across our portfolios. Today, we are pleased to share progress towards that goal in the recently released Investment Manager Diversity... Read More
Feb 04, 2016
U.S. Secretary, Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez, with Avo Makdessian, Director of SVCF's Center for Early Learning, at the event about paid family leave on Jan. 27, 2016.  Michelle Sioson Hyman Last... Read More
Feb 02, 2016
In April 2013, SVCF  launched our partnership with YourCause to empower companies and their employees to make charitable contributions to an extensive network of fully qualified nonprofit organizations worldwide, at costs that are among the lowest in the industry. Working with our... Read More
Feb 01, 2016
SVCF's Jessica Mihaly with Dr. John King, Jr., acting secretary of education at the U.S. Department of Education at the Re(a)d Zone's celebratory event Jan. 31, 2016. The Big Lift, one of the signature initiatives of SVCF’s Center for Early Learning, announced on Jan. 31 that it... Read More
Jan 15, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is excited to be part of a new scholarship program that will support Latino college students studying science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) -- and hopefully start to turn around the dismally low numbers of Latinos in the high-tech workforce.   The... Read More

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