SVCF Blog

Aug 14, 2019
Hundreds of people attended a Citizenship Day event co-sponsored by SVCF in April 2019 On Monday, August 12, the federal administration continued its assault on our country’s immigration system, finally issuing a “public charge” rule that penalizes legal immigrants who want to... Read More
Aug 14, 2019
For many in the Bay Area, a single emergency can derail a safe housing situation. And for some, losing that housing means living on the street in an RV. SVCF is working with elected officials, nonprofit organizations and homeless advocates to find solutions that will lead to permanent housing for... Read More
Aug 01, 2019
In 2018, community leaders and nonprofits sat down with Silicon Valley Community Foundation to discuss the creation of a new SVCF grantmaking strategy. Participants voiced a need for support for organizations working locally to make sure that community voices shape local governance. One community... Read More
Jul 31, 2019
In Santa Clara County, 7,500 people are without a home on any given night. Destination: Home is a public-private partnership that uses collective impact strategies to to work towards ending homelessness in Santa Clara County. In this episode, Erica Wood, SVCF’s EVP of Community Impact, talks... Read More
Jul 31, 2019
Thanks to Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature, California took a step to ensure that courts can’t systematically decide that the life of a white person is worth more money than that of an African American or Latino.   On July 30, Newsom signed... Read More
Jul 30, 2019
Veteran teacher Dawn Petty has built a fine career by standard measures, but there have been times she felt her traditional teaching methods were only reaching about a third of her math students at Barrett Elementary School in Morgan Hill, California. Until she began using new methods of... Read More
Jul 25, 2019
Q&A with Angela Lewis, Senior Associate, Consulting and Management Services; the fourth piece in a SVCF staff spotlight series. Read other spotlights from our Corporate Responsibility, Community Impact and Philanthropic Services teams. Angela Lewis Senior Associate, Consulting and... Read More
Jul 17, 2019
SVCF supports California Common Cause through our civic participation grantmaking strategy. California Common Cause advocates for independent commissions to draw district lines for local elections. In this episode, SVCF’s Civic Participation Program Officer Jack Mahoney talks with Rey Lopez-... Read More
Jul 06, 2019
For many immigrant workers, the opportunity to naturalize and cast votes for candidates who represent their own interests opens doors to fully participate and integrate into their community. No one understands this better than Karina Renderos.  An immigrant from El Salvador working as ... Read More
Jul 02, 2019
One year ago we wrote about children being separated from their parents at the U.S.-México border. The situation has continued to deteriorate. Now we are confronted with searing images of migrant children going hungry, living in cramped and unsafe conditions and dying while in custody at... Read More

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