SVCF Blog

Jan 08, 2020
SVCF president and CEO Nicole Taylor was recently featured on Giving with Impact, a podcast series from Stanford Social Innovation Review, developed with the support of Schwab Charitable. Nicole joined Kim Laughton, president of Schwab Charitable, for a conversation about philanthropy and the... Read More
Jan 08, 2020
Scholar, teacher and activist Alex Schafran tells a powerful story of "the suburbanization of poverty, the failures of regional planning, urban sprawl, NIMBYism and political fragmentation between middle class white environmentalists and communities of color," in his recent book The Road... Read More
Jan 03, 2020
The fourth and final part of a series looking at how SVCF, our donors and partners are creating solutions to Silicon Valley’s housing and homelessness crisis. This story originally appeared in the 2019 SVCF Magazine. Read Part I here, Part II here and Part III here. It... Read More
Dec 18, 2019
Vice President of Community Impact Manuel Santamaria has worked at Silicon Valley Community Foundation for more than 20 years, joining SVCF's predecessor, the Peninsula Community Foundation, in 1999 as a program officer. In this episode, Manny sits down with Senior Vice President of Public... Read More
Dec 13, 2019
The Bay Area's transportation crisis Bay Area residents are in a quandary: Housing prices are skyrocketing, forcing residents to move further away from their jobs and into more affordable neighborhoods, which then leads to a transportation crisis in the region – cars flood freeways... Read More
Dec 10, 2019
Photo: The Alliance of Community Foundations of Silicon Valley members Joe Eyre of Los Altos Community Foundation, Gary Byrne of Community Foundation for San Benito County, Michelle Fries of SVCF, Donna Pray of Gilroy Foundation, Cammie Vail of Palo Alto Community Fund and Erica Wood of SVCF... Read More
Dec 06, 2019
Part III of a series looking at how SVCF, our donors and partners are creating solutions to Silicon Valley’s housing and homelessness crisis. This story originally appeared in the 2019 SVCF Magazine. Read Part I here and Part II here. In May, Sunnyvale community leaders... Read More
Dec 04, 2019
In this podcast episode, Silicon Valley Community Foundation is pleased to feature a conversation between SVCF board member Wade Loo and Nicole Taylor, our president and CEO.  Wade has been a board member since 2015, and Nicole has now been at her post for 11 months. Listen in on their... Read More
Dec 03, 2019
The holiday season is a wonderful time to give thanks and celebrate traditions with treasured family and friends. We know that the holidays are also a time when many are inspired to give, so we have created a Holiday Giving Guide highlighting incredible organizations serving Santa Clara and San... Read More
Dec 02, 2019
The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on gratitude and generosity. At SVCF, we believe giving should be one of life’s greatest joys, so we have provided some simple tips below to bring some more cheer to your grantmaking, and increase your impact! 1. Support your neighbors.... Read More

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