SVCF Blog

Apr 01, 2020
Please note: This episode was recorded prior to the onset of the COVID-19 crisis in Silicon Valley. Stay tuned for upcoming episodes about SVCF’s COVID-19 regional response initiatives and the work of our nonprofit partners to meet the needs of the community. Robert Stromberg leads the... Read More
Mar 31, 2020
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (“SVCF”) has announced the funding of 34 Santa Clara County organizations to support census outreach in the local community. The County of Santa Clara made an unprecedented investment in Census 2020, with a goal to achieve a fair, accurate count.... Read More
Mar 24, 2020
SVCF continues to closely monitor and respond to the mounting challenges posed by COVID-19. Partnering with our community foundation colleagues, private foundations, corporations and local governments across the region, SVCF has been hard at work helping our communities confront the serious... Read More
Mar 18, 2020
Vanita Gupta is President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights coalition. In this episode, SVCF’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Gina Dalma, speaks with Gupta about her work advancing criminal justice... Read More
Mar 12, 2020
As a community foundation, one of SVCF’s primary purposes is to meet the ongoing needs of our local communities. As part of that responsibility, we often take on unexpected local challenges, including in the case of disasters and emergencies. Our region is presented with an unprecedented... Read More
Mar 04, 2020
Everyone experiences emergencies from time to time. For some Silicon Valley residents, however, each day is a struggle for financial stability and independence. When an emergency hits, they need somewhere to turn for help. The goal of the Emergency Assistance Network of Santa Clara County is to... Read More
Feb 29, 2020
Especially in a presidential election year, the importance of youth civic participation cannot be overstated. Whether they are voting in local elections, encouraging their families to participate in the census or taking on leadership roles in their schools and communities, youth have... Read More
Feb 20, 2020
“Addiction is a disease and I want to help with prevention,” says Amelia*, a single mother who is currently in graduate school at Stanford University studying Community Health and Prevention Research within the School of Medicine.  In 2018, Amelia received the Harold Johnson... Read More
Feb 19, 2020
Mavericks Community Foundation Trustee Mary Oldham has worked and lived on the San Mateo County Coastside since 1980. She's an investor in Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, and though recently retired from her role there as director of marketing, continues to invest her time and resources to... Read More
Feb 07, 2020
Confirmed cases of coronavirus in the United States have been found in the Bay Area. Given our region’s status as a major conduit for international relations and travel, this is unsurprising.  Fortunately, our region is already taking action.... Read More

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