SVCF Blog

Jun 20, 2016
SVCF sends a big “thank you!” to all who attended our Professional Advisor Breakfasts in San Jose and San Francisco this spring. We appreciated the thoughts and conversations about how we can improve our region’s housing and transportation in innovative, effective and... Read More
Jun 14, 2016
Editor's note: This feature first appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of SVCF magazine. Ken Coleman In the many stories written about tech pioneer Ken Coleman, the word “first” is bound to appear. From his decade at Hewlett-Packard (HP) to his 14-year ascent at Silicon... Read More
Jun 13, 2016
As experienced child-care providers, Iris Postigo and Juanyta Napoles fully recognize the value of building language skills in the young children who have come to their Foster City home care center for 14 years. But Napoles especially said she used to feel intimidated by the performance aspect of... Read More
Jun 08, 2016
Jill Rademacher At SVCF we are still celebrating the completion last month of another very successful Silicon Valley Gives, our region’s 24-hour giving day to support more than 1,000 local nonprofit organizations. By now you’ve likely heard... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
Editor's note: Woody Shackleton has a donor advised fund with SVCF. This story first appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of SVCF magazine. Woody Shackleton has done a lot of investing in his life, and he’s long been philanthropically active. But social impact investing was new to... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
SVCF’s Donor Circle for the Arts held its media arts grantmaking session in April.  After interviewing four different organizations, the donor circle members voted to provide a total of $14,000 in grants to the following organizations: Family Album Project, to support... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
Editor’s note: Laurie Michaels is a philanthropist based in Aspen, Colorado, and the founder of Open Road Alliance, which provides grants to nonprofits for projects facing unexpected roadblocks. Open Road uses several funds at SVCF to execute its grantmaking. This column was written by Ms.... Read More
Jun 06, 2016
From legislation to giving, SVCF's Spring 2016 Magazine dives into several "firsts" for our organization and our partners.  When advocating for equality in math education, SVCF has been part of the equation for years. We’ve funded nonprofit organizations and educators... Read More
Jun 06, 2016
Erica K. Wood One of the aspects I enjoy most about my job is the frequent opportunity to learn about cutting-edge solutions to address challenging social issues. The excitement about big data is everywhere, and it has been fascinating to learn about... Read More
Jun 03, 2016
Members of the Silicon Valley Children’s Advocacy Network (SV-CAN) met at SVCF on May 19, 2016. The network includes more than 30 organizations from Silicon Valley business, government, philanthropy, education and nonprofit sectors. Avo Makdessian... Read More

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