SVCF Blog

Oct 20, 2016
As our region encounters rapid growth and development, residents in the Bay Area are facing more challenges related to affordable housing and accessible transportation. To address these challenges, SVCF is proud to support three measures on the Nov. 8 ballot: We urge voters in Santa Clara... Read More
Oct 18, 2016
The following remarks were delivered at Silicon Valley Community Foundation's 2016 Regional Meeting on Oct. 10.  Like many community foundations, Silicon Valley Community Foundation holds an annual community meeting every year in which we invite our donors, nonprofit partners and elected... Read More
Oct 18, 2016
Thank you to everyone who was part of the Innovation Conference! We are thrilled that more than 300 attendees joined us for the conference, representing grantmaking and corporate responsibility communities throughout the United States and even the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada, Hong... Read More
Oct 07, 2016
Neighboring states Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina are preparing for the impact and aftermath from the storm that has already caused devastation in Haiti, Cuba and the Bahamas.  Below are community foundations located along the projected path of Hurricane Matthew. In the... Read More
Oct 03, 2016
We’re very excited to announce that VARIDESK, a leading developer of height-adjustable desks, will hold a live auction for five of their own desks on eBay in support of SVCF’s Regional Fund. These five desks are not just ordinary office equipment – they were recently used on the... Read More
Sep 30, 2016
Youth leaders from Half Moon Bay and South San Francisco join forces at the innovative School for Public Transportation Reform with the goal of understanding public transit challenges to access/affordability, key transit decision-makers in San Mateo County and the political history of public... Read More
Sep 27, 2016
In response to a wildfire that broke out Sept. 26 in the Santa Cruz Mountains and is threatening many homes, SVCF is communicating with other local community foundations and monitoring which agencies are providing help to local residents affected by the blaze. Here is information as of Tuesday,... Read More
Sep 22, 2016
SVCF is honored to collaborate with our corporate partners to facilitate philanthropy that advances the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Making grants through corporate advised funds (CAFs) is one of the many ways that SVCF enables its corporate donors to turn this... Read More
Sep 13, 2016
Bette Moorman’s granddaughter Grace reviews submissions for the School Excursion Fund. In the 1990s, SVCF donor Bette Moorman began funding a community engagement program that was dear to her heart. Each year, Mrs. Moorman sponsored over 40 field trips for students in San Mateo County... Read More
Sep 08, 2016
In recent days, SVCF CEO Emmett Carson has been in conversations with the management of the San Francisco 49ers about a charitable donation to SVCF. Details of this donation are still being finalized. In the meantime, we are sharing the following statements in response to early media reports about... Read More

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