Recent Events

Mar 15, 2018
More than six months after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, thousands of people on the island are still without reliable electricity. To help victims of the hurricane and support efforts to increase access to solar-powered electricity, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Puerto Rico... Read More
Mar 13, 2018
Hurricane Harvey devastated Houston in 2017. Southwest Airlines worked with SVCF to raise funds for affected employees in the city. This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. If there is any positive takeaway from last year’s unexpected climate events, it’s that emergency... Read More
Jan 30, 2018
The following is the transcript of a speech given by Emmett Carson on November 29, 2017 to the Chartered Financial Analyst Society San Francisco Endowment & Foundation Conference. Emmett Carson CEO and President, Silicon Valley Community... Read More
Jun 08, 2017
On May 18, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, along with our partners from the Office of Planned Giving at Stanford University, hosted another successful Conference on Charitable Giving. This annual conference brings together estate attorneys, accountants, wealth managers and other professional... Read More
May 08, 2017
SVCF donors, staff volunteer at Citizenship Day to assist Silicon Valley immigrants More than 1,460 immigrants gathered on a rainy April Saturday in San Jose, all pursuing the same thing: U.S. citizenship.  As lawful permanent residents with green cards, many of those at the event have... Read More
Oct 18, 2016
Thank you to everyone who was part of the Innovation Conference! We are thrilled that more than 300 attendees joined us for the conference, representing grantmaking and corporate responsibility communities throughout the United States and even the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada, Hong... Read More
Jul 21, 2016
To combat what educators call “summer learning loss” – the phenomenon in which many school-age children lose some of the skills they gained during the school year – SVCF and its partners in The Big Lift initiative recently marked the implementation of a new program to help... Read More
Jul 14, 2016
SVCF’s Center for Early Learning convenes community leaders to advocate for early childhood education. Notes from a convening on June 23 by SVCF’s Center for Early Learning for community leaders to advocate for early childhood education: Today, I’m in San Mateo,... Read More
Jul 12, 2016
Technology is making it easier than ever to understand our health and access quality care. This progress is especially beneficial for patients that previously had limited access to health care providers based on geography.  Now, technology is eliminating distance barriers to better serve... Read More
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