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
Nov 23, 2016
Impact design - the movement in which designers do work that has a positive effect on social, humanitarian or environmental worth - is a core belief at Autodesk, a software company that makes computer aided design programs. The company established its Autodesk Foundation and Autodesk... Read More
Nov 21, 2016
Decorated with thousands of lights, the Caltrain Holiday Train presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation will visit nine Caltrain stations from San Francisco to the South Bay on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4.* At each of the Holiday Train’s 20-minute... Read More
Nov 15, 2016
NOTES FROM BUENA VISTA (Teaser) from Elizabeth Lo on Vimeo. Most people in Palo Alto drive by Buena Vista mobile home park, which is hidden behind a gas station in the heart of Palo Alto, and never know it's there. But the park is everything to the families who call it home - and the... Read More
Nov 14, 2016
For Netflix founder Reed Hastings, giving to education is a lifetime passion. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur started Pure Software in 1991 at the age of 30, then moved on to found Netflix in 1997. Through Hastings' vision and business savvy, Los Gatos-based Netflix has become a model of... Read More
Nov 10, 2016
SVCF supports the most effective and innovative organizations in our region to solve the most challenging problems and strengthen the common good. Read the information below to find out about our most recent request for proposals.  Disparities in the quality of education contribute to gaps... Read More
Nov 09, 2016
The year is quickly coming to a close and our team is eager to support you and your clients in this last quarter of 2016. Many of your clients may be considering a charitable contribution before year’s end, and because this is a busy time for SVCF and for you, I wanted to highlight some... Read More
Nov 01, 2016
Diana Otero has worked with Catholic Charities San Francisco (SF), a grantee of SVCF’s under our immigration grantmaking program, since 2001 and serves as program director for the organization’s Immigrant Services department in San Mateo. Catholic Charities SF has received grants from... Read More
Oct 20, 2016
As our region encounters rapid growth and development, residents in the Bay Area are facing more challenges related to affordable housing and accessible transportation. To address these challenges, SVCF is proud to support three measures on the Nov. 8 ballot: We urge voters in Santa Clara... Read More