SVCF Blog

Oct 05, 2015
Dear Colleagues and Friends, We are very excited to announce that Senate Bill (SB) 359 – the California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015 - was signed into law today by Governor Brown! Thanks to you and your support, this new law will help prevent math misplacement in school districts... Read More
Oct 05, 2015
We are very excited to announce that Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill (SB) 359 into law today! This new law will help prevent math misplacement in school districts across the state, giving thousands of California’s youth a fair chance to succeed. Under SB 359, districts will have... Read More
Oct 02, 2015
Silicon Valley’s economy may be booming, but many families are struggling to make ends meet as the valley’s housing prices continue to soar. To help find solutions to the housing crisis and protect current residents from displacement due to rising costs, Silicon Valley Community... Read More
Sep 29, 2015
For the second consecutive year, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partnered with Northern California Grantmakers to host the Corporate Philanthropy Institute on Monday (9/21). The one-day learning and networking conference brought nearly 140 corporate responsibility and corporate philanthropy... Read More
Sep 29, 2015
Gina Dalma My Brother’s Keeper: San José is an effort that will address one of the most challenging problems facing our region – the persistent opportunity gap that divides our boys and young men of color from their peers.  The... Read More
Sep 28, 2015
As part of SVCF's focus on strengthening our community, we've worked to develop plans for emergency and disaster response. SVCF has worked to prepare not only our own organization’s response plan for disasters, we are also working with area nonprofits to support their response... Read More
Sep 24, 2015
This fall SVCF’s Center for Early Learning (CEL) will host The Raising of Silicon Valley – a two-part event to raise awareness and build a cadre of local champions around two critical needs – high-quality preschool and family-friendly workplaces. High-Quality Preschool: For... Read More
Sep 23, 2015
We are excited to announce that to kick off Silicon Valley Gives 2016, we will be holding informational sessions on Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Mountain View and Thursday, Oct. 22, in San Francisco. Registration is open!  These information sessions are designed to help nonprofit representatives... Read More
Sep 21, 2015
SVCF has changed its policy for Individually Managed Funds: The minimum amount to establish these funds has been reduced to $1 million. We hope this change allows professional advisors to further support the relationships they've formed with their clients.   Through SVCF's... Read More
Sep 17, 2015
Silicon Valley is facing the worst affordable housing crisis in generations – a crisis that requires a community-wide commitment to end homelessness and increase access to affordable housing. In response to rising public interest in this challenge, on Sept. 2 SVCF convened a panel of experts... Read More

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