SVCF Blog

Jan 03, 2017
“Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world..."    President Barack... Read More
Dec 30, 2016
For the third consecutive year, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partnered with Northern California Grantmakers to host the Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI) on Thursday, Dec 1, 2016. The one-day learning and networking conference brought over 150 corporate responsibility and... Read More
Dec 30, 2016
This fall I attended Northern California Grantmakers’ New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century, a training for all who believe philanthropy can be a powerful lever for social change.”  This year’s Institute was hosted at the beautiful downtown San... Read More
Dec 27, 2016
Gaming and entertainment company Electronic Arts (EA) has been a partner of Silicon Valley Community Foundation since 2005, leveraging the corporate advised fund and customized philanthropy services to make a difference in the communities where EA is located. Laura Miele, EA's executive... Read More
Dec 19, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved grants totaling more than $2.7 million to combat problems ranging from predatory lending practices aimed at vulnerable low-income earners; middle schoolers falling into the math “achievement gap;” and adult... Read More
Dec 16, 2016
SVCF has released information about our scholarship programs for 2017; most scholarships start accepting applications online Jan. 4, 2017.   Students are invited to find the scholarships that are right for them using our new filtering tools, which allow students to search based on their... Read More
Dec 16, 2016
Planning to expand your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program beyond North America, but do not know where to start?    The International CSR Resource Hub is for companies that are expanding into new regions and want to enrich their current CSR efforts by connecting with... Read More
Dec 13, 2016
Last weekend, approximately 25,000 people came together at Peninsula Caltrain stations to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, The Gingerbread man and other famous winter characters. The sky was lit with glittering snow, angelic holiday tunes and the general good cheer that comes with the holidays this time... Read More
Dec 13, 2016
Leading the My Brother's Keeper: San Jose efforts are co-chairs Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose; Norberto Duenas, San Jose City Manager; and Emmett Carson, CEO and President of SVCF. Gina Dalma It has been almost two years since SVCF –... Read More
Dec 12, 2016
SVCF is pleased to announce that Misti Sangani has been named as Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s new chief donor experience and engagement officer. In this role, Misti is responsible for leading SVCF’s world-class donor services program, which enables donors to deepen their... Read More

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