SVCF Blog

Aug 29, 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
Aug 22, 2017
After the recent events in Charlottesville, Vikki Spruill from the Council on Foundations gathered thoughts from various philanthropy leaders on how the philanthropic sector can or should play a role. SVCF's CEO and President Emmett Carson, shared these thoughts:... Read More
Aug 16, 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
Aug 14, 2017
Sean Rico Fisher Associate Manager, Corporate Responsibility SVCF In July, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partnered with CECP to host an introductory discussion about the Sustainable Development Goals in Dallas, Texas, with... Read More
Aug 14, 2017
Michelle Sioson Hyman Senior Early Learning Officer Center for Early Learning, SVCF A preschool director, regional planner, affordable housing advocate, county supervisor and a business leader all walked into the community... Read More
Aug 13, 2017
When you make an investment, it has an effect — either good or bad. But with impact investing, you can intentionally seek a social or environmental benefit in addition to a financial return. “There’s growing interest in using impact investing as a complementary strategy among our... Read More
Aug 12, 2017
"After completing the academy, I look at our preschool and kindergarten classrooms with a different lens. I understand more about brain development and am much more aware of social emotional learning and other factors beyond academics. Now when I visit a classroom, I can give much more... Read More
Aug 11, 2017
Tableau was named the Company of the Year during the 2016 Corporate Responsibility Impact Awards. Silicon Valley Community Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2017 Corporate Responsibility Impact Awards. The awards program will honor companies and individuals for their outstanding... Read More
Aug 10, 2017
View the Request for Proposals for this grant round Achieving economic security in the Bay Area is challenging for low- and middle-income residents, and with SVCF's board of directors’ recent approval of 19 grants totaling $957,577 for local nonprofits, more families will benefit from... Read More
Aug 04, 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. Read more below, or check out the spring 2017 ... Read More

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