SVCF Blog

Jun 30, 2017
When residents near Coyote Creek in San Jose experienced severe flooding in February, city officials knew they needed to open a relief fund to help. They called Silicon Valley Community Foundation to make it happen. “In a matter of hours, the San Jose Coyote Creek Flood forced thousands of... Read More
Jun 29, 2017
View the Request for Proposals for these grants. Silicon Valley has the highest share of high-wage and high-growth jobs in the United States. It also has more jobs than housing, making the cost of living in this prosperous part of the United States unaffordable for many low- and middle- income... Read More
Jun 27, 2017
View the Request for Proposals for these grants. Two innovative immigration initiatives have been chosen to receive $100,000 each as part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 10-year anniversary competitive grantmaking initiative. The special anniversary grantmaking initiative,... Read More
Jun 26, 2017
Erica Wood Chief Community Impact Officer We received some devastating news recently: Federal funding for The Big Lift, a crucial education initiative for low-income kids in San Mateo County, has been eliminated. Specifically, the Social... Read More
Jun 21, 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. Episode 14 is a two-part podcast that covers the... Read More
Jun 16, 2017
This affordable housing complex was developed by MidPen Housing in Sunnyvale, Calif. Without a doubt, high housing costs affect everyone in Silicon Valley. From families that double up in apartments or houses to share the rent, to those who flee to less expensive outlying towns – everyone... Read More
Jun 12, 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
Jun 11, 2017
In May, SVCF hosted an event for our donors to hear about an exciting new report on the philanthropic field: Urvashi Vaid and Ashindi Maxton joined us to present the findings from their report, "The Apparitional Donor: Understanding and Engaging High Net Worth Donors of Color." For the... Read More
Jun 10, 2017
Startup businesses already have a full plate — hiring great people, growing their client base, creating and implementing processes. And for many, there’s an additional concern: social responsibility. Starting with Purpose: How startups can use social... Read More
Jun 09, 2017
Vu-Bang Nguyen Program Officer, Building Strong Communities Many low-income families who rent in San Mateo County have been displaced from their homes and are forced to make difficult and precarious tradeoffs in their search for new housing.... Read More

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