CSR Matters Blog

Nov 09, 2017
A founder, a golden lab and a legacy walk through the door. Not a joke, but a reflection of a celebration that occurred on July 21, 2017, at Silicon Valley Community Foundation. An innovative idea by Yahoo founders David Filo and Jerry Yang back in 1999 turned into 18 years of meaningful social... Read More
Aug 14, 2017
Sean Rico Fisher Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility SVCF In July, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partnered with CECP to host an introductory discussion about the Sustainable Development Goals in Dallas, Texas, with... Read More
Aug 11, 2017
Tableau was named the Company of the Year during the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Impact Awards. Silicon Valley Community Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2017 Corporate Responsibility Impact Awards. The awards program will honor companies and individuals for their outstanding... Read More
Jun 12, 2017
Note from SVCF: Last month, Heather Paulsen attended our breakfast event for professional advisors. She shared some information about an initiative she's working on, and we asked her to write this guest column so that more people could hear about it!   If you're interested in getting... Read More
Jun 10, 2017
Startup businesses already have a full plate — hiring great people, growing their client base, creating and implementing processes. And for many, there’s an additional concern: social responsibility. Starting with Purpose: How startups can use social... Read More
May 05, 2017
Maeve Miccio Sparks flew when Emmett Carson, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, discussed a new generation of high-net-worth philanthropists with David Callahan, the founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy. At a debate hosted... 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
Jan 11, 2017
Here is a list of 2017 dates to help get you started! If you’re leading your company’s employee volunteer programs, you probably already recognize the benefits that volunteering brings to your workplace. Corporate volunteer programs not only foster teamwork and camaraderie, but... Read More
Jan 06, 2017
I recently attended BSR’s annual conference in New York City. BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with member companies and partners to build a just and sustainable world. The theme of the conference was “Be Bold.” I’ve spent the bulk of my career working in... Read More
Jan 05, 2017
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has been a hot topic in the philanthropic community, but how do foundations and corporations leverage their resources to alleviate social justice issues? There is still no silver bullet when it comes to widespread social change, but during my time at this year... Read More