SVCF Blog

Dec 27, 2016
Gaming and entertainment company Electronic Arts (EA) has been a partner of Silicon Valley Community Foundation since 2005, leveraging the corporate advised fund and customized philanthropy services to make a difference in the communities where EA is located. Laura Miele, EA's executive... Read More
Dec 19, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved grants totaling more than $2.7 million to combat problems ranging from predatory lending practices aimed at vulnerable low-income earners; middle schoolers falling into the math “achievement gap;” and adult... Read More
Dec 16, 2016
SVCF has released information about our scholarship programs for 2017; most scholarships start accepting applications online Jan. 4, 2017.   Students are invited to find the scholarships that are right for them using our new filtering tools, which allow students to search based on their... Read More
Dec 13, 2016
Last weekend, approximately 25,000 people came together at Peninsula Caltrain stations to see Santa and Mrs. Claus, The Gingerbread man and other famous winter characters. The sky was lit with glittering snow, angelic holiday tunes and the general good cheer that comes with the holidays this time... Read More
Dec 13, 2016
Leading the My Brother's Keeper: San Jose efforts are co-chairs Sam Liccardo, Mayor of San Jose; Norberto Duenas, San Jose City Manager; and Emmett Carson, CEO and President of SVCF. Gina Dalma It has been almost two years since SVCF –... Read More
Dec 12, 2016
SVCF is pleased to announce that Misti Sangani has been named as Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s new chief donor experience and engagement officer. In this role, Misti is responsible for leading SVCF’s world-class donor services program, which enables donors to deepen their... Read More
Dec 06, 2016
Manuel Santamaria Since 2009, one of SVCF’s highest institutional priorities has been helping thousands of immigrants in our region to gain access to citizenship and legal services, and to better economic opportunities through English language... Read More
Dec 05, 2016
Over the past seven years, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has funded $6.5 million through our economic security grantmaking to support low- and moderate-income families throughout Silicon Valley. In particular, these grants have supported organizations that help consumers who are most in need... Read More
Nov 30, 2016
The San Francisco Bay wetlands restoration measure -- otherwise known as Measure AA on the June 7 ballot -- was the first California ballot proposition to be put to voters in a multicounty region rather than being decided statewide or in one county or community. Measure AA was a parcel-tax... Read More
Nov 27, 2016
Silicon Valley has 8,000 low-income 3- and 4-year olds who qualify for state subsidized early education programs, but there's no public funding available to serve them, says Avo Makdessian, vice president and director of SVCF's Center for Early Learning. So the center has started a campaign... Read More

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