SVCF Blog

Jan 17, 2018
In the Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. This episode explores the motivations, challenges and... Read More
Jan 12, 2018
SVCF partner The NBCUniversal Foundation, with NBCUniversal and Telumundo stations in 11 markets, is now accepting applications for Project Innovation, its terrific, new competitive grant program. Over the next two years, Project Innovation will award nearly $5 million to nonprofit organizations... Read More
Jan 11, 2018
In December 2017, the Internal Revenue Service released a notice which has allowed a shift in Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s approach to grants from advised funds. Upon advice from SVCF legal counsel, SVCF will no longer ask the donor or grant recipient if a grant recommendation from... Read More
Jan 11, 2018
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for businesses to join with governments and nonprofits to achieve some ambitious global goals by 2030 – things like ending poverty, reducing inequality and combating climate change. This set of 17 goals creates both... Read More
Jan 08, 2018
Local television stations are deeply rooted in their communities, serving as familiar and reliable sources of news, information and resources. SVCF partner The NBCUniversal Foundation, along with NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations, a division of NBCUniversal, plans to introduce “Project... Read More
Jan 03, 2018
With our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. The episode features Vu-Bang Nguyen, program officer for SVCF... Read More
Jan 02, 2018
Ken Toren, CEO of American Red Cross Silicon Valley Corporations can play a unique role in helping their communities recover from disasters. How can they make sure they are contributing where their help is most needed – and not inadvertently making recovery operations more difficult? Ken... Read More
Dec 29, 2017
Since its inception, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has made supporting immigrants a high priority, and for good reason. More than one-third of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties’ 2.5 million residents are immigrants. Half of the region’s workforce is foreign-born. Immigrants are... Read More
Dec 27, 2017
Wild salmon in the waters of the Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East. Photo courtesy of The Fly Shop and Wild Salmon Center. The social and environmental challenges facing the world are not confined to singular spaces – which is a primary reason that SVCF supports the diverse... Read More
Dec 22, 2017
In SVCF's Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. This episode features Misti Sangani, our chief donor... Read More

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