SVCF Blog

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
Jan 27, 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 how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.  Our second Philanthropy Now podcast features Vu-Bang Nguyen... Read More
Jan 26, 2017
  Here at SVCF, we deeply value the work our nonprofit grantees are doing and make an effort to go out into the community and experience that good work for ourselves. SVCF senior philanthropy advisor Andy Perkins took one such visit last year to Magical Bridge playground in Mitchell Park in... Read More
Jan 23, 2017
With SVCF's new Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact iniatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. In our inaugural episode of Philanthropy Now, we kick things... Read More
Dec 27, 2016
Gaming and entertainment company Electronic Arts (EA) has been a partner of Silicon Valley Community Foundation since 2005, leveraging the corporate advised fund and customized philanthropy services to make a difference in the communities where EA is located. Laura Miele, EA's executive... Read More
Dec 19, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved grants totaling more than $2.7 million to combat problems ranging from predatory lending practices aimed at vulnerable low-income earners; middle schoolers falling into the math “achievement gap;” and adult... Read More
Dec 16, 2016
SVCF has released information about our scholarship programs for 2017; most scholarships start accepting applications online Jan. 4, 2017.   Students are invited to find the scholarships that are right for them using our new filtering tools, which allow students to search based on their... Read More
Dec 13, 2016
Last weekend, approximately 25,000 people came together at Peninsula Caltrain stations to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, The Gingerbread man and other famous winter characters. The sky was lit with glittering snow, angelic holiday tunes and the general good cheer that comes with the holidays this time... Read More

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