SVCF Blog

Apr 12, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation's CEO and President Emmett D. Carson was a featured speaker during Tuskegee University's Founder's Day events. On April 10, Dr. Carson delivered the university's 99th Founder's Day Convocation to students, alumni and friends. During his... Read More
Apr 08, 2016
Several Corporate Responsibility team members from Silicon Valley Community Foundation attended this year’s Charities @ Work conference. The event took place in New York in late March (a separate blog post on the conference will be available shortly) focused on Best Practices in Employee... Read More
Mar 31, 2016
Beginning this summer, SVCF is excited to offer our donors services through in-country site visits by SVCF staff to nonprofit organizations in India. To help strengthen our donors’ international philanthropic engagements, these visits can provide on-the-ground due diligence of... Read More
Mar 30, 2016
In my post last week, I detailed considerations that corporate grantmakers seeking to donate internationally need to be aware of. This week, I focus on working with intermediary organizations, which can help to reduce the burden of international giving.   First, here’s a... Read More
Mar 30, 2016
Jill Rademacher As we draw closer to our third Silicon Valley Gives event, it’s gratifying to see how people are embracing it as a way to get the word out about causes they care about to new audiences and potential donors. Our donor experience... Read More
Mar 28, 2016
Maeve Miccio At SVCF we view our corporate partnerships as integral to our ability to strengthen the common good locally and throughout the world. Pursuing that goal in partnership with companies has manifested in many different ways throughout the... Read More
Mar 28, 2016
Sean Rico Fisher Since 2014, when Silicon Valley Community Foundation first hosted the 24-hour online giving day known as Silicon Valley Gives (SVGives), corporations throughout the region have leveraged SVGives in different ways to boost employee... Read More
Mar 27, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Northern California Grantmakers are excited to announce the theme of the 2016 Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI) – Be Courageous. This full-day conference is designed to engage CSR practitioners and social entrepreneurs from various industries in... Read More
Mar 25, 2016
Tax season can be a stressful time for many, but for families of modest means, it can also mean a significant boost to income. That’s because of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), two critical refunds available to low- and moderate-income working families.... Read More
Mar 24, 2016
Wen-Chih  O'Connell After great success with our in-country site visits last year and in an effort to meet increasing demand from corporate clients for such services, SVCF is planning a summer 2016 trip to India. In collaboration with... Read More

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