SVCF Blog

Jul 09, 2015
Community foundations have existed for more than a hundred years by adhering to a simple proposition: they exist to serve their local communities. Today, this proposition is being challenged by an increasingly global, twenty-first century mindset and amazing new technologies that strengthen... Read More
Jul 07, 2015
Have you been tasked with expanding your employee engagement programs to other countries? Are you looking for tips to make your programs more locally relevant? Many CSR professionals are facing the same challenges. After receiving an increasing number of inquiries and observing growing... Read More
Jul 01, 2015
Thanks to the tremendous support of our corporate partners, SVCF is pleased to announce a reduced grant minimum for the more than 1,100 pre-approved international organizations in 91 countries on our Global Charity Database. As of July 1, 2015, grants to any organization listed on www.... Read More
Jun 29, 2015
Do you remember the feeling of getting in the car after you passed your first driving test? Where did you go on your first drive alone? Who did you take with you? For many of us, feeling excited and elated was a given. What was less expected, but perhaps far more profound, was a sense of freedom... Read More
Jun 24, 2015
If you live in Silicon Valley, chances are you regularly interact with someone who was not born here. In San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, nearly half of our workforce is foreign-born and close to two-thirds of those under the age of 18 are the children of immigrants. Immigrants have been... Read More
Jun 24, 2015
How Tech Gives is a blog series on Philanthropy Front and Center-San Francisco featuring interviews with Bay Area tech leaders about philanthropy news, trends and opportunities among the tech companies in our region.  This series is done in partnership with the Silicon Valley Community... Read More
Jun 22, 2015
To assist globally minded corporations, SVCF has conducted research to create a new report on global employee engagement. This unique report is a practitioner’s guide for companies looking to expand their employee engagement programs internationally. We explore the employee engagement... Read More
Jun 22, 2015
SVCF’s Business Council for Innovation in Education (BCIE) hosted a unique experience in April for donors and community members interested in education. The event – Innovate Education: Building Tomorrow’s STEM Workforce – offered participants multiple views into how the... Read More
Jun 21, 2015
Members of the SVCF corporate responsibility team will take part in a variety of workshops and events in the coming weeks. We invite you to attend any of the following activities or pass along the information to your corporate colleagues and nonprofit partners.   The invitation-only... Read More
Jun 18, 2015
As part of SVCF’s commitment to advancing the field of corporate social responsibility, we partnered with Northern California Grantmakers last year to present the Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI) – a day of learning that brought together 150 experts from the region, nation and... Read More

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