SVCF Blog

Jul 29, 2016
I recently had the opportunity to attend The Conference Board’s Strategic Community Impact Symposium in New York City. This convening of more than 30 corporate responsibility (CR) professionals focused on the practical elements of a CR practitioner’s role that are essential to... Read More
Jul 28, 2016
Over the course of the past several months, tragic and disturbing news has again poured in from across the country – about the unwarranted killings of black men at the hands of law enforcement, the intentional killings of police officers and apparent hate crimes such as the massacre of... Read More
Jul 28, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is excited to announce that 13 of our corporate partners were recognized at the annual San Francisco Business Times Corporate Philanthropy Awards on Thursday, July 21st. This awards ceremony recognizes the 80 most philanthropic Bay Area corporations, as... Read More
Jul 25, 2016
SVCF invites neighborhood associations in Santa Clara County to submit nominations for the Elizabeth Anabo Building Resourceful Inspirational Creative Community (BRICC) Awards. The BRICC Awards, presented by the Elizabeth Anabo Memorial Fund established with SVCF, honor Santa Clara County... Read More
Jul 22, 2016
As the corporate responsibility field matures, companies are moving beyond traditional cause-related marketing and grants to embedding responsibility-thinking into the core of their business. Increasingly, companies are not just sticking to tried and true causes like hunger or cancer, but... Read More
Jul 21, 2016
To combat what educators call “summer learning loss” – the phenomenon in which many school-age children lose some of the skills they gained during the school year – SVCF and its partners in The Big Lift initiative recently marked the implementation of a new program to help... Read More
Jul 14, 2016
SVCF’s Center for Early Learning convenes community leaders to advocate for early childhood education. Notes from a convening on June 23 by SVCF’s Center for Early Learning for community leaders to advocate for early childhood education: Today, I’m in San Mateo,... Read More
Jul 13, 2016
Immigrants from all corners of the world contribute to the Bay Area’s economic, cultural and social landscape in countless ways. But many immigrants face a legal labyrinth that makes it difficult and daunting to live, work or find a long-term safe haven in our community. As part of SVCF... Read More
Jul 12, 2016
Technology is making it easier than ever to understand our health and access quality care. This progress is especially beneficial for patients that previously had limited access to health care providers based on geography.  Now, technology is eliminating distance barriers to better serve... Read More
Jul 08, 2016
We would like to thank Benevity for their permission to republish this blog. ... After reading Kathy Gu’s review of Benevity's 2016 Goodness Matters User Conference on the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) website, we thought it would be a good time to pick her brain for... Read More

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