SVCF Blog

Apr 26, 2017
Lea Rauscher Christine Morissette Damon James SVCF's Philanthropy Now podcast series explores trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in... Read More
Apr 21, 2017
Emmett Carson Ten years ago, Peninsula Community Foundation and Community Foundation Silicon Valley took a leap of faith and joined forces, giving birth to Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The driving motivation behind the merger? To have a... Read More
Apr 18, 2017
Financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs and philanthropy professionals are invited to join us for the Conference on Charitable Giving, Thursday, May 18 at Stanford University.  This full-day conference and networking opportunity is co-presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Stanford... Read More
Apr 12, 2017
With our Philanthropy Now podcasts, 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. Paul... Read More
Apr 10, 2017
SVCF is thrilled to have two new executives on our team! Stuart Burden Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Michael Chertok Vice President, Donor Experience and Engagement In late March, Stuart Burden... Read More
Apr 10, 2017
Erica Wood A community of 3,000 residents, located less than a 30-minute drive from the heart of Silicon Valley, endures daily hardships that are otherwise unheard of in our region: families living in cramped, unsafe dwellings; some schools and homes... Read More
Apr 05, 2017
Silicon Valley Community Foundation works to address our region’s most challenging problems. Through our grants that focus on economic security initiatives, we support nonprofits and programs that help families make smart financial decisions and learn about saving and investing. Our aim is... Read More
Apr 04, 2017
Between running Fox Head Inc., which they founded in 1974, and raising four kids, Geoff and Josie Fox had limited resources for philanthropy. But that changed in 2014 when they retired after 40 years of selling motocross clothing and sportswear on a global scale. It was time, they decided, to give... Read More
Apr 04, 2017
Data from the grants catalog shows that in 2016, gifts from SVCF funds to nonprofits in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties primarily supported education causes. SVCF has updated its searchable catalog of grants made to nonprofit organizations with data from 2016. The expanded... Read More
Apr 03, 2017
Info session: April 11 - RSVP Applications due: April 28 Learn more about this RFP SVCF will accept prosposals April 3-28 for a one-time grant opportunity for projects that help strengthen legal services for immigrants. Two grants of $100,000... Read More

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