SVCF Blog

Jan 29, 2018
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of attorney Greta S. Hansen and financial advisor Alan Zafran to the organization’s board of directors. The appointments were effective Jan. 1, 2018. Greta S. Hansen is the chief assistant county counsel for the... Read More
Jan 26, 2018
On January 8, President Trump’s administration announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for close to 200,000 Salvadorans who have lived in the country since at least 2001, leaving them to face deportation. This not only goes against our values – which recognize... Read More
Jan 25, 2018
Time is running out for nonprofit organizations to apply for a grant through Project Innovation, the great, new competitive grant program from SVCF partner The NBCUniversal Foundation. Working with NBC and Telemundo owned television stations located in 11 markets, NBC Universal Foundation will... Read More
Jan 24, 2018
SVCF Donor Circle for Africa meeting, Nov. 2017. The United Nations estimates that the world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050, up from 7.6 billion currently, and half of the growth will occur in Africa.[i] This trajectory promises great economic opportunity for the continent –... Read More
Jan 23, 2018
Last year I conducted a series of conversation with parents throughout Silicon Valley to better understand findings from a study that SVCF’s Center for Early Learning conducted in 2016 on the use of technology with young children.  The stories I heard truly highlighted the increasing... Read More
Jan 19, 2018
Consistent with Silicon Valley Community Foundation's values of public accountability, transparency and integrity, we are pleased to share this investment governance news. What’s changing? SVCF is in the process of shifting our investment advisory relationship with Colonial Consulting... Read More
Jan 17, 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. This episode explores the motivations, challenges and... Read More
Jan 12, 2018
SVCF partner The NBCUniversal Foundation, with NBCUniversal and Telumundo stations in 11 markets, is now accepting applications for Project Innovation, its terrific, new competitive grant program. Over the next two years, Project Innovation will award nearly $5 million to nonprofit organizations... Read More
Jan 11, 2018
In December 2017, the Internal Revenue Service released a notice which has allowed a shift in Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s approach to grants from advised funds. Upon advice from SVCF legal counsel, SVCF will no longer ask the donor or grant recipient if a grant recommendation from... Read More
Jan 11, 2018
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for businesses to join with governments and nonprofits to achieve some ambitious global goals by 2030 – things like ending poverty, reducing inequality and combating climate change. This set of 17 goals creates both... Read More

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