SVCF Blog

Jun 01, 2016
Gina Dalma On October 5, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SVCF’s first sponsored bill, the California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015. This law seeks to address the persistent issue of “math misplacement,” which occurs... Read More
May 24, 2016
Too often professionals return from conferences with their heads spinning from a hodgepodge of ideas thrown at them (or worse, unenergized from what they heard). User or client conferences can easily become more of a sales-pitch than a worthwhile learning experience. The Benevity User Conference... Read More
May 24, 2016
Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents and board directors (left to right) Maria Martinez, Melodie Cheney, Erika Escalante and Mary Kear with filmmaker Elizabeth Lo (far right) at the Palo Alto premiere showing of Lo’s documentary “Notes from Buena Vista” on May 17, 2016. The... Read More
May 20, 2016
On behalf of everyone at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, thank you to all who attended the Conference on Charitable Giving on May 12 at Stanford University. We hope attendees learned something new about our increasingly complex sector and made some fruitful connections throughout the day... Read More
May 20, 2016
Sophy Yem In 2015, StubHub committed to put $1 million of musical instruments into U.S. public school music education programs as part of its Next Stage Social Good program. This program supports youth music education from the StubHub Foundation, a... Read More
May 19, 2016
Over the last ten months, we have had some wonderful opportunities to showcase our Global Employee Engagement Report at several industry events, from the annual Points of Light conference in Houston to CECP’s global employee engagement roundtable event in NYC. In partnership with BCCCC and... Read More
May 18, 2016
Remy Goldsmith In a diverse community like Silicon Valley, it's both a challenge—and an opportunity—to ensure our government reflects the interests of its residents. When elected leaders fail to address the needs of the very... Read More
May 17, 2016
Thank you to everyone who participated in Silicon Valley Gives 2016! On May 3, 2016, more than 18,000 donors joined together to raise over $7.85 million for nonprofits throughout the Bay Area. Learn more about the event in our recent press release and view complete results on the SVGives... Read More
May 13, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to represent our SVCF client, Symantec Corporation, at a United Nations Global Compact Network USA symposium hosted by Pfizer in New York City, NY. Sustainability leaders from cross-sector organizations like 3M, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Hilton Worldwide... Read More
May 11, 2016
As one may expect from a conference focused on effective grantmaking, the 2016 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations (GEO) conference sparked a number of relevant conversations on tactical challenges in effective philanthropy, such as developing tools for systems thinking and effective methods... Read More

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