SVCF Blog

Oct 09, 2016
** While writing this blog post, Hurricane Matthew is pummeling the southeastern United States after sweeping through the Bahamas, Haiti, and Cuba. For information on providing support for the response, please see our website. ** Whatever you believe might be causing the extreme weather events... Read More
Oct 07, 2016
Neighboring states Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina are preparing for the impact and aftermath from the storm that has already caused devastation in Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas.  Below are community foundations located along the projected path of Hurricane Matthew. In the... Read More
Oct 06, 2016
A recent survey of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s corporate partners emphasized the importance of the C-Suite as stakeholders when promoting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives within corporations. This makes sense, as corporate executives are more than the ‘de... Read More
Oct 04, 2016
Social Capital Markets (SOCAP) describes itself as ‘the conference at the intersection of money and meaning.’ It is a place where, “businesses can meet investors to seek funding or develop a partnership in support of ideas that will make a difference in the world.”... Read More
Oct 03, 2016
We’re very excited to announce that VARIDESK, a leading developer of height-adjustable desks, will hold a live auction for five of their own desks on eBay in support of SVCF’s Regional Fund. These five desks are not just ordinary office equipment – they were recently used on the... Read More
Sep 30, 2016
Youth leaders from Half Moon Bay and South San Francisco join forces at the innovative School for Public Transportation Reform with the goal of understanding public transit challenges to access/affordability, key transit decision-makers in San Mateo County and the political history of public... Read More
Sep 29, 2016
You asked and we answered! Through our work supporting companies and foundations to drive social impact locally and globally, we at Silicon Valley Community Foundation heard startups asking a reoccurring question: How can we harness our energy and vision and turn it into social good?... Read More
Sep 27, 2016
In response to a wildfire that broke out Sept. 26 in the Santa Cruz Mountains and is threatening many homes, SVCF is communicating with other local community foundations and monitoring which agencies are providing help to local residents affected by the blaze. Here is information as of Tuesday,... Read More
Sep 22, 2016
SVCF is honored to collaborate with our corporate partners to facilitate philanthropy that advances the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Making grants through corporate advised funds (CAFs) is one of the many ways that SVCF enables its corporate donors to turn this... Read More
Sep 13, 2016
According to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Census, seven in ten children in California do not have access to public preschools, which means many of them will start with a disadvantage on their first day of kindergarten; while 4.5M adults in California have some college but no... Read More

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