SVCF Blog

Mar 13, 2017
SVCF encourages nonprofit organizations to read the three new Requests for Proposals that opened March 13 for these strategies: building strong communities, economic security and immigration. Applications for all three grant opportunities are due April 7.  Building Strong... Read More
Mar 10, 2017
  In 2016 and 2017, SVCF is completing a comprehensive grantmaking review process to determine our new grantmaking strategies. As part of that effort, we are publishing a series of impact reports. This is an excerpt from the report about building strong communities. The region’s... Read More
Mar 10, 2017
More than one third of the 2.5 million residents of San Mateo and Santa Clara counties are immigrants. Almost two thirds of those younger than 18 are children of immigrants. Our region’s continued prosperity and quality of life depend on our ability to create communities that recognize... Read More
Mar 08, 2017
In advance of rigorous new school-measurement standards coming soon in California, Silicon Valley Community Foundation has awarded a dozen grants totaling $868,471 to help close the middle-school achievement gap in mathematics in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. The funded programs are expected... Read More
Mar 06, 2017
Emmett Carson Last month, SVCF's board voted unanimously to give its fullest support to Senate Bill 6, the Due Process for All Act, which provides legal services for immigrants in California facing deportation from the United States. ... Read More
Mar 03, 2017
Silicon Valley is still the leader among the nation’s innovation capitals in terms of prevalence of technology jobs and worker productivity – but the region’s excellence is not without vulnerability. That is the message from a newly updated Silicon Valley... Read More
Mar 01, 2017
Silicon Valley Community Foundation has recently become a target of criticism by Middle East Forum, a right-wing group that focuses on individuals and organizations that espouse views different from theirs on Israel’s security and its role in the Middle East. Middle East Forum falsely claims... Read More
Mar 01, 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. Welcome to Episode 5, in which Maeve Miccio, our VP... Read More
Feb 27, 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 strong... Read More
Feb 22, 2017
Photo of San Jose flooding courtesy of City of San Jose, Mayor Sam Liccardo's office.  This morning, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Silicon Valley Community Foundation established a “San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund” to help raise funds that can be used to provide... Read More

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