SVCF Blog

Jun 11, 2017
In May, SVCF hosted an event for our donors to hear about an exciting new report on the philanthropic field: Urvashi Vaid and Ashindi Maxton joined us to present the findings from their report, "The Apparitional Donor: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color." For the... Read More
Jun 10, 2017
Startup businesses already have a full plate — hiring great people, growing their client base, creating and implementing processes. And for many, there’s an additional concern: social responsibility. Starting with Purpose: How startups can use social... Read More
Jun 09, 2017
Vu-Bang Nguyen Program Officer, Building Strong Communities Many low-income families who rent in San Mateo County have been displaced from their homes and are forced to make difficult and precarious tradeoffs in their search for new housing.... Read More
Jun 08, 2017
On May 18, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, along with our partners from the Office of Planned Giving at Stanford University, hosted another successful Conference on Charitable Giving. This annual conference brings together estate attorneys, accountants, wealth managers and other professional... Read More
Jun 07, 2017
In SVCF's 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
Jun 05, 2017
Info session:  June 13 - RSVP Applications due: June 30 Learn more about this RFP From June 5-30, SVCF will accept proposals for a one-time grant opportunity for projects that involve residents in the design of their communities. Two... Read More
Jun 02, 2017
Two outstanding and innovative education initiatives have been chosen to receive $100,000 each as part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 10-year anniversary competitive grantmaking initiative. The special initiative, announced last year, was designed to jump-start creative... Read More
May 31, 2017
Residents of the Buena Vista mobile home park in Palo Alto, Calif., celebrate the holidays in a scene from Elizabeth Lo's documentary, "Notes from Buena Vista." SVCF supported the creation of the documentary to highlight residents' fight against eviction.  The 400... Read More
May 25, 2017
Vu-Bang Nguyen Program Officer, Building Strong Communities What’s the single most important issue facing Silicon Valley? “Housing, housing, housing,” said Dr. Emmett Carson, Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s CEO and... Read More
May 24, 2017
In SVCF's 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

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