SVCF Blog

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
Nov 20, 2019
This past July, the State of California rolled out a new program called CalSavers -- an affordable retirement savings program for workers who do not have access to a retirement benefit through their employer. This program will help more than 7.5 million Californians and more than 300,000 workers... Read More
Nov 14, 2019
The following was adapted from SVCF President and CEO Nicole Taylor’s update at the 2019 Regional Meeting on Nov. 13 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. Thank you to joining us here today, and thank you to Jose Antonio Vargas and Damian Trujillo for that inspiring... Read More

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