SVCF Blog

Jul 09, 2017
Students in The Big Lift's Inspiring Summers program Andrea Jones Initiative Officer, The Big Lift Center for Early Learning, SVCF Eli is a smart, energetic 6 year old who loves to learn. But last year, his parents worried... Read More
Jul 08, 2017
Lisa Barr  Senior Development Officer  SVCF Each June, the nonprofit sector eagerly awaits the release of Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy. The Giving Institute and Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of... Read More
Jul 07, 2017
Californians pay some of the highest traffic fines and fees in the country. But inequities in the state’s traffic court system mean that low-income Californians are much more likely to lose their driver’s licenses and suffer other serious penalties because of, say, a jaywalking ticket... Read More
Jul 07, 2017
If you live in Silicon Valley, you’re affected by the housing crisis. Whether it’s paying high rent, living with roommates, commuting long distances in heavy traffic, or even struggling to find any housing option at all – the lack of affordable housing impacts everyone. It... Read More
Jul 05, 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
Jul 03, 2017
More than 1,400 immigrants attended a citizenship day event sponsored by SVCF grantee organizations in April. In March, SVCF's board voted unanimously to give its fullest support to California Senate Bill 6, the Due Process for All Act, which was designed to expand legal... Read More
Jun 30, 2017
When residents near Coyote Creek in San Jose experienced severe flooding in February, city officials knew they needed to open a relief fund to help. They called Silicon Valley Community Foundation to make it happen. “In a matter of hours, the San Jose Coyote Creek Flood forced thousands of... Read More
Jun 29, 2017
View the Request for Proposals for these grants. Silicon Valley has the highest share of high-wage and high-growth jobs in the United States. It also has more jobs than housing, making the cost of living in this prosperous part of the United States unaffordable for many low- and middle- income... Read More
Jun 27, 2017
View the Request for Proposals for these grants. Two innovative immigration initiatives have been chosen to receive $100,000 each as part of Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s 10-year anniversary competitive grantmaking initiative. The special anniversary grantmaking initiative,... Read More
Jun 26, 2017
Erica Wood Chief Community Impact Officer We received some devastating news recently: Federal funding for The Big Lift, a crucial education initiative for low-income kids in San Mateo County, has been eliminated. Specifically, the Social... Read More

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