CSR Matters Blog

Jan 08, 2019
This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. Imagine turning $25 loans into more than $21 million, impacting more than 1 million people globally, in just five years. No, this isn’t the latest Shark Tank pitch. It is the outcome of Hewlett Packard Company’s Matter to a Million... Read More
Dec 19, 2018
Q&A with Mallory Zickfeld, SVCF Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility; the first piece in a new SVCF staff spotlight series. Mallory Zickfeld SVCF Associate Manager Q: Hi Mallory! We’re excited to have you on the team! Tell us a little bit about your self! Where are you... Read More
Dec 05, 2018
SVCF helps business executives identify their ideal nonprofit board Compatibility is important in every relationship, even the business kind. As a service to its corporate clients, Silicon Valley Community Foundation helps executives find nonprofit boards that best align to their interests.... Read More
Oct 12, 2018
This article originally appeared on TriplePundit. “Not very long ago some one invented the assertion that there were only “four hundred” people in New York City who were really worth noticing. But a wiser man has arisen – the census taker….” —O. Henry (... Read More
Aug 20, 2018
Employee buy-in is essential to the success of any corporate responsibility program, and the Intero Foundation – formed in 2002 with the founding of the Intero real estate brokerage -- operates a grassroots model that engages the company’s staff and works to give back to the local... Read More
May 23, 2018
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law on December 22, 2017, bringing about substantial changes in tax legislation, including tax cuts for businesses that generated substantial savings for many companies1. Companies have already begun to re-allocate the money saved in a variety of ways,... 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
Feb 23, 2018
The way companies do good in the world is shifting, and this movement was perfectly captured by many of the stories shared at our annual Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI), held Feb. 12 at San Francisco’s Mission Bay Conference Center, and co-presented with Northern California... Read More
Jan 25, 2018
Time is running out for nonprofit organizations to apply for a grant through Project Innovation, the great, new competitive grant program from SVCF partner The NBCUniversal Foundation. Working with NBC and Telemundo owned television stations located in 11 markets, NBC Universal Foundation will... Read More
Jan 11, 2018
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for businesses to join with governments and nonprofits to achieve some ambitious global goals by 2030 – things like ending poverty, reducing inequality and combating climate change. This set of 17 goals creates both... Read More

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