SVCF Blog

Sep 20, 2019
A conversation with Bert Feuss, Senior Vice President, Investments about SVCF's work to increase asset manager diversity and help other community foundations to do the same. SVCF: Why is it important for SVCF to seek diversity in the people who manage our investments? Bert: First and foremost... Read More
Sep 13, 2019
Photo by Marla Aufmuth Part I 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 II here.  John Duckworth couldn’t believe his... Read More
Sep 11, 2019
What is corporate social responsibility? Two of SVCF's corporate responsibility team members, VIce President Stuart Burden and Senior Manager Juliana Deans, discuss what their team does, what brought them to SVCF and what excites them about working in CR. Learn how SVCF's 15-person... Read More
Sep 06, 2019
If you were to speak to experts on retirement savings, many would say that America is facing a ‘retirement crisis.’ The United States currently has a retirement gap savings of more than $6 trillion, and 35 percent of U.S. households don’t participate in any... Read More
Aug 29, 2019
Silicon Valley Community Foundation has appointed three great new leaders in finance and operations, information technology and legal affairs. In addition to the news last week that Liz Carey has been appointed our new Executive Vice President, Finance and Operations, we are pleased to announce... Read More
Aug 28, 2019
Systemic injustice is something that commonly plagues our court systems, and it is increasingly important to figure out how to resolve these issues and implement changes that serve the community with fairness. SVCF regularly explores and exposes such injustices, and works with lawmakers to bring... Read More
Aug 26, 2019
Two Silicon Valley Community Foundation donors support social causes close to their hearts and work with SVCF to elevate their impact Charitable giving is a family tradition for Kelly Younger, a social worker and philanthropist who grew up in Menlo Park. Every Thanksgiving, Younger’s... Read More
Aug 22, 2019
SVCF Summer 2019 fellows Danya Adib-Azpeitia and Haeli Baek with President & CEO Nicole Taylor This summer SVCF welcomed two student fellows from Stanford University. During the nine-week program, Haeli Baek worked on our scholarships team and Danya Adib-Azpeitia worked in corporate... Read More
Aug 19, 2019
Liz Carey After an extensive search, I am excited to announce that Liz Carey has been appointed as the Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations for Silicon Valley Community Foundation. As the chief financial officer at the Oregon Community Foundation (OCF) for the past five years... Read More
Aug 15, 2019
In 2019, The Big Lift Inspiring Summers program served another 1,200 students -- from rising kindergarteners through second graders -- in San Mateo County, helping to improve literacy throughout the county and preventing summer learning loss. The four-week summer program includes seven... Read More

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