SVCF Blog

Nov 10, 2016
SVCF supports the most effective and innovative organizations in our region to solve the most challenging problems and strengthen the common good. Read the information below to find out about our most recent request for proposals.  Disparities in the quality of education contribute to gaps... Read More
Nov 09, 2016
Rebecca Dupras The year is quickly coming to a close and our team is eager to support you and your clients in this last quarter of 2016. Many of your clients may be considering a charitable contribution before year’s end, and because this is a... Read More
Nov 01, 2016
Diana Otero has worked with Catholic Charities San Francisco (SF), a grantee of SVCF’s under our immigration grantmaking program, since 2001 and serves as program director for the organization’s Immigrant Services department in San Mateo. Catholic Charities SF has received grants from... Read More
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

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