SVCF Blog

Jun 15, 2018
Abstract This case study illustrates the strategic use of a program-related investment1 or “PRI” by the Bernard A. Newcomb Foundation to fund an innovative blended finance structure, stimulate investment from other sources, accelerate the expansion of affordable eye care for low-... Read More
Jun 14, 2018
Many people in Silicon Valley’s African immigrant community live in fear. As Trump administration immigration policies make headlines, people who have worked hard to build lives here for years – even decades – no longer feel welcome. They worry that changes in... Read More
Jun 11, 2018
Since its founding in 2005, the Women Giving Opportunity (WomenGO!) has awarded over $1 million to support low-income women and girls in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties through education, job training and leadership development. WomenGO! joined Silicon Valley Community Foundation in late 2017... Read More
Jun 05, 2018
Maria Ramos lives in Bakersfield, California, a town with a considerable Hispanic population. However, she has found a shortage of easily accessible Spanish-language resources related to voting. So when someone recommended she visit votersedge.org, she was thrilled to discover a Spanish version... Read More
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 23, 2018
On May 10, Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Stanford University’s Office of Planned Giving co-sponsored the annual Conference on Charitable Giving. Every year, the conference provides professional advisors – attorneys, accountants, and financial planners – as... 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 17, 2018
Judith Bell, Vice President of Programs, The San Francisco Foundation, Gina Dalma, Vice President of Government Relations, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Amy Fitzgerald, Senior Program Officer, East Bay Community Foundation On May 14, SVCF convened staff from 10 partner... Read More

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