SVCF Blog

Apr 24, 2018
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation Board of Directors met on Monday, April 23 to continue to discuss the path forward in addressing any potential issues or concerns of the SVCF workplace, ensuring a positive work culture, and determining how the Board can facilitate that process. Following... Read More
Apr 17, 2018
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a values-driven organization, built on the contributions and the selfless efforts of our entire network. Of the core values at SVCF, accountability and transparency have helped our organization grow to where it is today. In keeping with these values, I wanted... Read More
Apr 17, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) is radically changing how individuals approach and complete daily tasks. According to a recent Northeastern University/Gallup survey, 85 percent of Americans currently use at least one device, program or service that includes AI features, and we are only in the early... Read More
Apr 13, 2018
This article by Carl R. Tannenbaum originally appeared on Northern Trust's website and was used with permission from the author. The first computer I ever used was a monster. I have no idea how they got the device up to the second floor of my grade school (which was more than 80 years old... Read More
Apr 11, 2018
With our 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. Californians pay the highest traffic fines in the country. For... Read More
Apr 03, 2018
The following is the transcript of a speech given by Emmett Carson on March 26, 2018, at an event hosted by Destination: Home, a supporting organization of SVCF, at the Tech Museum of Innovation. Emmett Carson CEO and President, Silicon Valley... Read More
Mar 28, 2018
The board of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation has recently awarded nearly $1.5 million in grants to 18 organizations with programs that address needs in the Bay Area identified as strategically important to SVCF: increasing civic participation by youth or underrepresented groups; providing... Read More
Mar 28, 2018
With our 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. A significant number of Silicon Valley students enter... Read More
Mar 27, 2018
On May 8 at the California Theatre in San Jose, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and NBC Bay Area/KNTV will host  “Decision 2018: The Race for Governor,” a debate among major candidates running for California governor. The debate will be moderated by Chuck Todd, NBC News... Read More
Mar 16, 2018
A group of SVCF donors has committed $1 million in a matching challenge to raise funds for The Big Lift, the innovative literacy program for low-income kids in San Mateo County that lost its federal funding last year. The group will match donations dollar for dollar until March 31, 2018. The Big... Read More

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