SVCF Blog

Aug 12, 2017
"After completing the academy, I look at our preschool and kindergarten classrooms with a different lens. I understand more about brain development and am much more aware of social emotional learning and other factors beyond academics. Now when I visit a classroom, I can give much more... Read More
Aug 11, 2017
Tableau was named the Company of the Year during the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Impact Awards. Silicon Valley Community Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2017 Corporate Responsibility Impact Awards. The awards program will honor companies and individuals for their outstanding... Read More
Aug 10, 2017
View the Request for Proposals for this grant round Achieving economic security in the Bay Area is challenging for low- and middle-income residents, and with SVCF's board of directors’ recent approval of 19 grants totaling $957,577 for local nonprofits, more families will benefit from... Read More
Aug 04, 2017
In honor of SVCF's 10th anniversary, we're featuring stories of the amazing individuals, families and organizations that have partnered with us to develop their philanthropy and address pressing issues in Silicon Valley and beyond. Read more below, or check out the spring 2017 ... Read More
Aug 03, 2017
In SVCF's 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. It's no secret that getting around Silicon... Read More
Aug 03, 2017
Note: This is an updated version of a post that was published on March 1, 2017. Earlier this year, Silicon Valley Community Foundation became a target of ongoing attacks by Middle East Forum, a right-wing group that focuses on individuals and organizations that espouse views different from theirs... Read More
Jul 28, 2017
Rita Mancera is executive director of Puente, the South Coast’s only community resource center, which serves the communities of Pescadero, La Honda, Loma Mar and San Gregorio. She originally wrote this post for the spring 2017 issue of SVCF Magazine.... Read More
Jul 26, 2017
Seven nonprofits in Silicon Valley will receive funding to support their work with immigrants. Immigrants are a fixture of the United States – 13.1 percent of the U.S. population are foreign born. Silicon Valley is one of the most concentrated population centers in the U.S. of foreign... Read More
Jul 24, 2017
View RFP Application period opens: July 31 Information session: Aug. 8 - RSVP! Applications due: Aug. 25, 11:59 p.m. PST Learn more about this RFP Starting Monday, July 31, SVCF will accept proposals for a new... Read More
Jul 19, 2017
Policymaker panel moderated by Emmett Carson In SVCF's 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.... Read More

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