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 18, 2017
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) recently invested $8 million in Self-Help Federal Credit Union to support the credit union’s work to provide responsible financial services to low- and moderate-income individuals, businesses and nonprofits in Silicon Valley and throughout the Bay... Read More
Jul 12, 2017
Our region faces a brutal housing crisis. For the past several decades, we simply have not built enough housing to keep up with our dynamic job growth and growing population. Because of this, Silicon Valley has earned the distinction of being the least affordable place to live in the United... Read More
Jul 09, 2017
Students in The Big Lift's Inspiring Summers program Andrea Jones Initiative Officer, The Big Lift Center for Early Learning, SVCF Eli is a smart, energetic 6 year old who loves to learn. But last year, his parents worried... Read More
Jul 07, 2017
Californians pay some of the highest traffic fines and fees in the country. But inequities in the state’s traffic court system mean that low-income Californians are much more likely to lose their driver’s licenses and suffer other serious penalties because of, say, a jaywalking ticket... Read More
Jul 07, 2017
If you live in Silicon Valley, you’re affected by the housing crisis. Whether it’s paying high rent, living with roommates, commuting long distances in heavy traffic, or even struggling to find any housing option at all – the lack of affordable housing impacts everyone. It... Read More
Jul 03, 2017
More than 1,400 immigrants attended a citizenship day event sponsored by SVCF grantee organizations in April. In March, SVCF's board voted unanimously to give its fullest support to California Senate Bill 6, the Due Process for All Act, which was designed to expand legal... Read More
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 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 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