SVCF Blog

Dec 13, 2016
Leading the My Brother's Keeper: San Jose efforts are co-chairs Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose; Norberto Duenas, San Jose City Manager; and Emmett Carson, CEO and President of SVCF. Gina Dalma It has been almost two years since SVCF –... Read More
Dec 12, 2016
SVCF is pleased to announce that Misti Sangani has been named as Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s new chief donor experience and engagement officer. In this role, Misti is responsible for leading SVCF’s world-class donor services program, which enables donors to deepen their... Read More
Dec 06, 2016
Manuel Santamaria Since 2009, one of SVCF’s highest institutional priorities has been helping thousands of immigrants in our region to gain access to citizenship and legal services, and to better economic opportunities through English language... Read More
Dec 05, 2016
Over the past seven years, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has funded $6.5 million through our economic security grantmaking to support low- and moderate-income families throughout Silicon Valley. In particular, these grants have supported organizations that help consumers who are most in need... Read More
Nov 30, 2016
The San Francisco Bay wetlands restoration measure -- otherwise known as Measure AA on the June 7 ballot -- was the first California ballot proposition to be put to voters in a multicounty region rather than being decided statewide or in one county or community. Measure AA was a parcel-tax... Read More
Nov 27, 2016
Silicon Valley has 8,000 low-income 3- and 4-year olds who qualify for state subsidized early education programs, but there's no public funding available to serve them, says Avo Makdessian, vice president and director of SVCF's Center for Early Learning. So the center has started a campaign... Read More
Nov 23, 2016
Impact design - the movement in which designers do work that has a positive effect on social, humanitarian or environmental worth - is a core belief at Autodesk, a software company that makes computer aided design programs. The company established its Autodesk Foundation and Autodesk... Read More
Nov 21, 2016
Decorated with thousands of lights, the Caltrain Holiday Train presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation will visit nine Caltrain stations from San Francisco to the South Bay on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4.* At each of the Holiday Train’s 20-minute... Read More
Nov 15, 2016
Most people in Palo Alto drive by Buena Vista mobile home park, which is hidden behind a gas station in the heart of Palo Alto, and never know it's there. But the park is everything to the families who call it home - and the landowner is trying to sell the land for development. The community... Read More
Nov 14, 2016
For Netflix founder Reed Hastings, giving to education is a lifetime passion. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur started Pure Software in 1991 at the age of 30, then moved on to found Netflix in 1997. Through Hastings' vision and business savvy, Los Gatos-based Netflix has become a model of... Read More

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