SVCF Blog

Dec 30, 2015
Several years ago, SVCF and three other philanthropic organizations collectively funded research that led to The Bay Area Muslim Study: Establishing Community and Identity. When the study was released in 2013, we noted that the Bay Area’s Muslim communities – not to mention American... Read More
Dec 18, 2015
On Dec. 18, President Obama signed legislation recently passed by Congress to permanently reauthorize the Charitable IRA Rollover. The law is retroactive to January 1, 2015. What does this mean? Donors age 70 ½ and older may transfer up to $100,000 from their Individual Retirement... Read More
Dec 11, 2015
Holiday Train 2015 was a great success! The Caltrain Holiday Train, presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, rolled through the Bay Area Dec. 5 and 6, greeting thousands of families and spreading holiday spirit.  The Holiday Train, decorated with thousands of glittering lights,... Read More
Dec 10, 2015
(Representatives from ROSIES) The Sobrato Organization represents four generations of a California family known as much for its real estate holdings as for its diverse philanthropic endeavors. The Sobrato Family Foundation, established by John A. Sobrato in 1996, has contributed more than $263... Read More
Dec 07, 2015
Besides SVCF's work to support nonprofits through our primary grantmaking areas (economic security, education, immigration and building strong communities) we also focus on emerging local needs in our communities. Our recent partnership with Santa Clara County and the City of San Jos... Read More
Dec 01, 2015
Just 30 kilometers from Bangalore, India, a place where world-famous technology companies are developing life-changing products, is another world. Here, in Orohalli, residents have no indoor plumbing or sanitary facilities. The maternity ward at the local hospital is a steel bed. School-age... Read More
Dec 01, 2015
Q&A with David Sacarelos, Professional Advisor with Seiler LLP David Sacarelos Tax Partner Seiler LLP David Sacarelos is a partner at Seiler LLP, a leading advisory and accounting firm serving affluent families and individuals,... Read More
Nov 30, 2015
The SVCF Professional Advisor Luncheon Series is an annual educational program that provides advisors with opportunities to learn about philanthropic trends and best practices, network and understand the resources available to further their clients’ philanthropic goals.   Each luncheon... Read More
Nov 29, 2015
The year is quickly coming to a close and our team is eager to support you and your clients in this last quarter of 2015. Many of your clients may be considering a charitable contribution before year’s end. Because this is a busy time for SVCF and for you, I wanted to highlight some important... Read More
Nov 24, 2015
SVCF is proud to present the 2015 Caltrain Holiday Train! Each year, the Holiday Train is decorated with thousands of glittering lights. The train stops at various Caltrain stations from San Francisco to Santa Clara, bringing joy and holiday spirit to kids and families along the way. Each... Read More

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