SVCF Blog

Feb 03, 2017
Sarah Davison Silicon Valley Community Foundation has made fighting predatory payday lending one of its highest institutional priorities since 2009. Our own research* confirmed that payday lenders were charging interest rates as high as 450 percent and... Read More
Feb 02, 2017
  In 2016 and 2017, SVCF is completing a comprehensive grantmaking review process to determine our new grantmaking strategies. As part of that effort, we are publishing a series of impact reports. This is an excerpt from the report about building strong communities.   The... Read More
Feb 01, 2017
With our new Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.  Episode 3 of the Philanthropy Now podcast... Read More
Jan 31, 2017
As Silicon Valley Community Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary, we are reflecting on what it took to get to this point. SVCF is proud to have made more than $4.3 billion in grants since our inception in 2007, and grateful to have achieved significant growth and milestones along the way.... Read More
Jan 30, 2017
Since Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 2007 launch, diversity has been a guiding principle. So when the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Educational Fund sought SVCF’s support on a key affirmative action case before the U.S. Supreme Court, we didn’t hesitate to help. It was... Read More
Jan 27, 2017
With our new Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.  Our second Philanthropy Now podcast features Vu-Bang Nguyen... Read More
Jan 26, 2017
  Here at SVCF, we deeply value the work our nonprofit grantees are doing and make an effort to go out into the community and experience that good work for ourselves. SVCF senior philanthropy advisor Andy Perkins took one such visit last year to Magical Bridge playground in Mitchell Park in... Read More
Jan 23, 2017
With SVCF's new Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact iniatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. In our inaugural episode of Philanthropy Now, we kick things... Read More
Jan 11, 2017
Here is a list of 2017 dates to help get you started! If you’re leading your company’s employee volunteer programs, you probably already recognize the benefits that volunteering brings to your workplace. Corporate volunteer programs not only foster teamwork and camaraderie, but... Read More
Jan 06, 2017
I recently attended BSR’s annual conference in New York City. BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with member companies and partners to build a just and sustainable world. The theme of the conference was “Be Bold.” I’ve spent the bulk of my career working in... Read More

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