SVCF Blog

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 27, 2015
If you are considering serving on a nonprofit’s board of directors, you’ve probably already read articles on the ‘Do’s and Don’ts’ of board service. These articles address common questions like “Should I serve on a board when asked?” or “What... 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
Nov 23, 2015
Erica Wood In late September I visited a couple of farms on the San Mateo County Coastside in Half Moon Bay and Pescadero. Along with a group (pictured above) of board members and other partners who work with SVCF, I was able to see first-hand the... Read More
Nov 18, 2015
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about Silicon Valley Gives, a regional giving day hosted by SVCF. What is Silicon Valley Gives? On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, Silicon Valley Gives will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple... Read More
Nov 18, 2015
Editor's note: Ladislav Kossar manages the wealth of the Kossar family, with a focus on creating social impact. This column was written by Mr. Kossar for the fall 2015 edition of SVCF Magazine. Access the full version of SVCF magazine online.  There are 153 million orphans... Read More
Nov 17, 2015
With the recent announcement by SVCF of the new Silicon Valley Regional Fund to support efforts that will benefit communities and residents from San Francisco to Santa Clara County, some have wondered why SVCF is choosing to engage with San Francisco-based initiatives. As our CEO, Emmett Carson,... Read More
Nov 16, 2015
SVCF’s Regional Meeting on Oct. 8 provided a terrific opportunity for me to speak with more of our dedicated donors. But the most salient moment that day for me was in hearing the opening presentation given by Angela Glover Blackwell, founder and CEO of PolicyLink.  Angela highlighted... Read More
Nov 15, 2015
SVCF is committed to making your year-end giving easy and meaningful. Please refer to this schedule for making new gifts and grants for the remainder of 2015.  Contributions to SVCF As required by the IRS, in order for you to claim a charitable deduction for this tax year, ownership of... Read More
Nov 03, 2015
Whether your employee engagement budget has recently changed or your company is moving to a SaaS provider that can grow with you, here are a few tips and reminders to consider as you make the transition to a new partner:   Closing out with your former provider (this can often take 6... Read More

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