SVCF Blog

Apr 04, 2017
Data from the grants catalog shows that in 2016, gifts from SVCF funds to nonprofits in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties primarily supported education causes. SVCF has updated its searchable catalog of grants made to nonprofit organizations with data from 2016. The expanded... Read More
Apr 03, 2017
Info session: April 11 - RSVP Applications due: April 28 Learn more about this RFP SVCF will accept prosposals April 3-28 for a one-time grant opportunity for projects that help strengthen legal services for immigrants. Two grants of $100,000... Read More
Mar 31, 2017
Flooding of Coyote Creek in San Jose. Photo courtesy of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's office.  Update for Friday, March 31:  As of March 31, donations to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund are at $6,394,053. Another $227,389 has been pledged. The fund has... Read More
Mar 30, 2017
SVCF is pleased to welcome Stuart Burden as our new vice president of corporate responsibility, and Michael Chertok as our new vice president of donor experience and engagement.  Both Stuart and Michael will bring great expertise and experience to SVCF that will benefit our staff, clients and... Read More
Mar 29, 2017
With our new 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
Mar 28, 2017
  Thanks to the generosity of donors who have chosen to support SVCF with gifts to our community endowment, SVCF has made a total of $90 million in grants to over 500 organizations since 2008 in four key grantmaking areas: economic security, education, immigration and building ... Read More
Mar 20, 2017
In the past 10 years, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has grown to become the largest community foundation in the world, supporting 2,000 philanthropic funds for individuals, families and corporations. We are proud to help these donors and philanthropists give back to their communities in... Read More
Mar 17, 2017
SVCF is proud to welcome Rebecca Guerra and Daniel Perez to our board of directors, and to recognize Samuel Johnson, Jr., as the new board chairman. Samuel Johnson, Jr. (front row, third from left) is a lecturer at Notre Dame de Namur University and superintendent, emeritus, of... Read More
Mar 15, 2017
With our new 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. For our sixth episode, SVCF's Gina Dalma,... Read More
Mar 14, 2017
  Two outstanding and innovative financial education initiatives have been chosen to receive $100,000 each as part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 10-year anniversary competitive grantmaking initiative; MyPath Credit and E-FAST, a project of AnewAmerica... Read More

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