SVCF Blog

Mar 19, 2019
With a council vote on March 5, San Jose took a big step to make young children and families a top priority for the city, and SVCF staff was right there to help make it happen. For many years, SVCF’s Center for Early Learning has worked closely with Mayor Sam Liccardo and members of the... Read More
Mar 11, 2019
With the 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. Over the past decade, Bay Area communities have faced... Read More
Mar 11, 2019
The recent government shutdown that stretched for a record 35 days caused disruptions of all kinds, including for people receiving SNAP – or food stamps – benefits. To help ensure affected local families had the food they needed last month, SVCF... Read More
Mar 08, 2019
La guía también está disponible en español a partir de la página 29. Have you ever handed your phone to your child to keep them entertained while at a restaurant or the grocery store, or just so you have a few minutes to get dinner ready? Have you ever gone to... Read More
Feb 27, 2019
In March, a new app called The Burg -- a Silicon Valley Community Foundation grantee -- will launch in Silicon Valley, with the goal of increasing civic engagement and improving voter education.  “We want to replace the clunky, outdated voter information pamphlet,... Read More
Feb 25, 2019
Q&A with Son Chau, Philanthropy Advisor; the second piece in a SVCF staff spotlight series. Read the first piece in the series, featuring Mallory Zickfeld, Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility.  Son Chau Philanthropy Advisor Q: How long have you been at SVCF?... Read More
Feb 17, 2019
With our Philanthropy Now podcast, 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. For the past 20 years, Raising A Reader has helped children and... Read More
Feb 01, 2019
With our Philanthropy Now podcast, 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. Did you know that data from the census is used to determine all... Read More
Jan 29, 2019
Many Bay Area communities have faced intense gentrification pressures over the last few years, leading to untold numbers of evictions of tenants and small businesses. According to research conducted by SVCF grantee California Reinvestment Coalition (CRC) and the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project, the... Read More
Jan 28, 2019
Many Silicon Valley residents have been deeply affected by the partial government shutdown. Even though the government may now be temporarily funded, employees who have been furloughed will continue to need help getting back on their feet. Local service organizations will still need... Read More

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