SVCF Blog

Jul 18, 2017
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) recently invested $8 million in Self-Help Federal Credit Union to support the credit union’s work to provide responsible financial services to low- and moderate-income individuals, businesses and nonprofits in Silicon Valley and throughout the Bay... Read More
Jul 12, 2017
Our region faces a brutal housing crisis. For the past several decades, we simply have not built enough housing to keep up with our dynamic job growth and growing population. Because of this, Silicon Valley has earned the distinction of being the least affordable place to live in the United... Read More
Jul 10, 2017
In honor of SVCF's 10th anniversary, we're featuring stories of the amazing individuals, families and organizations that have partnered with us to develop their philanthropy and address pressing issues in Silicon Valley and beyond.   Travel inspires Silicon Valley couple to... Read More
Jul 10, 2017
In honor of SVCF's 10th anniversary, we're featuring stories of the amazing individuals, families and organizations that have partnered with us to develop their philanthropy and address pressing issues in Silicon Valley and beyond. Juniper staff during an employee volunteer event... Read More
Jul 09, 2017
Students in The Big Lift's Inspiring Summers program Andrea Jones Initiative Officer, The Big Lift Center for Early Learning, SVCF Eli is a smart, energetic 6 year old who loves to learn. But last year, his parents worried... Read More
Jul 08, 2017
Lisa Barr  Senior Development Officer  SVCF Each June, the nonprofit sector eagerly awaits the release of Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. The Giving Institute and Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of... Read More
Jul 07, 2017
Californians pay some of the highest traffic fines and fees in the country. But inequities in the state’s traffic court system mean that low-income Californians are much more likely to lose their driver’s licenses and suffer other serious penalties because of, say, a jaywalking ticket... Read More
Jul 07, 2017
If you live in Silicon Valley, you’re affected by the housing crisis. Whether it’s paying high rent, living with roommates, commuting long distances in heavy traffic, or even struggling to find any housing option at all – the lack of affordable housing impacts everyone. It... Read More
Jul 05, 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... Read More
Jul 03, 2017
More than 1,400 immigrants attended a citizenship day event sponsored by SVCF grantee organizations in April. In March, SVCF's board voted unanimously to give its fullest support to California Senate Bill 6, the Due Process for All Act, which was designed to expand legal... Read More

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