Jun 01, 2018
In the past few years, there has been an increased willingness in our region and state to fund affordable housing – both from California’s general fund as well as from local and state ballot measures. For example, in 2016 the Legislature passed No Place Like Home, creating $2 billion in... Read More
Jun 01, 2018
The extent of our state’s housing crisis cannot be overstated. Nine of the 10 least-affordable large housing markets in the country are in California, with metropolitan San Francisco ranking as the second-least affordable. This data is not exclusive to urban centers - 8 of the 10 most... Read More
May 23, 2018
The U.S. Constitution requires that all people present in the country, regardless of legal status, be counted every ten years. Census data serves as the basis for reapportioning seats in the House of Representatives, within-state redistricting, and determining the annual distribution of more than $... Read More
May 22, 2018
On May 18, in partnership with Northern California Grantmakers, Silicon Valley Community Foundation hosted a legislative briefing about the upcoming Census 2020 with State Senator Richard Pan, chair of the Senate’s Select Committee on the Census, and State Assemblyman Marc Berman, chair of... Read More
May 15, 2018
Much of my work in the eleven days since I joined the community foundation has been dedicated to the issues confronting us at this moment in time. I wish, however, to take a moment to share some of my reflections on the compelling mission-related work that is happening every day here at the... Read More
May 03, 2018
Californians will hear from candidates running to be their next governor during the first statewide-televised 2018 Gubernatorial Debate, co-hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) and NBC Bay Area, on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. PDT. The event will be moderated by Chuck Todd of NBC’s Meet... Read More
May 01, 2018
UPDATED: Wednesday May 2, 2018, 4 p.m. PT As the interim president of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, I wanted to take the opportunity to provide a brief update after my first two days on the job. I would like to begin by saying thank you. Thank you to all SVCF employees who for the past few... Read More
May 01, 2018
On March 8, 2018, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and NBC Bay Area announced “Decision 2018: The Race for Governor,” a debate among major candidates running for California governor, which will take place on Tuesday, May 8. To determine the participating candidates for the May 8... Read More
Apr 27, 2018
With our 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. In this episode, Erica Wood introduces Kristen Anderson and... Read More
Apr 26, 2018
The SVCF Board issued an important update to our staff earlier today, and we wanted to ensure that our entire community also received this critical information. The Board of Directors voted to place Emmett D. Carson on paid administrative leave from his role as CEO, President and Board member... Read More