SVCF Blog

Jun 08, 2016
Jill Rademacher At SVCF we are still celebrating the completion last month of another very successful Silicon Valley Gives, our region’s 24-hour giving day to support more than 1,000 local nonprofit organizations. By now you’ve likely heard... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
Editor's note: Woody Shackleton has a donor advised fund with SVCF. This story first appeared in the Spring 2016 edition of SVCF magazine. Woody Shackleton has done a lot of investing in his life, and he’s long been philanthropically active. But social impact investing was new to... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
SVCF’s Donor Circle for the Arts held its media arts grantmaking session in April.  After interviewing four different organizations, the donor circle members voted to provide a total of $14,000 in grants to the following organizations: Family Album Project, to support... Read More
Jun 07, 2016
Editor’s note: Laurie Michaels is a philanthropist based in Aspen, Colorado, and the founder of Open Road Alliance, which provides grants to nonprofits for projects facing unexpected roadblocks. Open Road uses several funds at SVCF to execute its grantmaking. This column was written by Ms.... Read More
Jun 06, 2016
From legislation to giving, SVCF's Spring 2016 Magazine dives into several "firsts" for our organization and our partners.  When advocating for equality in math education, SVCF has been part of the equation for years. We’ve funded nonprofit organizations and educators... Read More
Jun 06, 2016
Erica K. Wood One of the aspects I enjoy most about my job is the frequent opportunity to learn about cutting-edge solutions to address challenging social issues. The excitement about big data is everywhere, and it has been fascinating to learn about... Read More
Jun 03, 2016
Members of the Silicon Valley Children’s Advocacy Network (SV-CAN) met at SVCF on May 19, 2016. The network includes more than 30 organizations from Silicon Valley business, government, philanthropy, education and nonprofit sectors. Avo Makdessian... Read More
Jun 03, 2016
As part of our education grantmaking program, SVCF recently awarded grants totaling almost $828,000 to help teachers develop their skills in mathematics instruction, which will benefit thousands of middle school students in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Ten school districts and nonprofit... Read More
Jun 02, 2016
Michelle Sioson Hyman In partnership with the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services and the Invest in US initiative, the White House hosted an event in April to highlight the importance of promoting active science, technology,... Read More
Jun 02, 2016
We are pleased to share more news about the Innovation Conference! This one-of-a-kind conference, happening Oct. 9-11 in San Francisco, will bring together philanthropists, community foundations, private foundations and corporate responsibility professionals to learn how emerging technologies can... Read More

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