SVCF Blog

Aug 02, 2016
Gina Dalma In partnership with the League of California Community Foundations, SVCF hosted its first Northern California legislative briefing on July 28 here at SVCF. At this convening, leaders from five community foundations from Napa Valley to... Read More
Jul 28, 2016
Over the course of the past several months, tragic and disturbing news has again poured in from across the country – about the unwarranted killings of black men at the hands of law enforcement, the intentional killings of police officers and apparent hate crimes such as the massacre of... Read More
Jul 25, 2016
SVCF invites neighborhood associations in Santa Clara County to submit nominations for the Elizabeth Anabo Building Resourceful Inspirational Creative Community (BRICC) Awards. The BRICC Awards, presented by the Elizabeth Anabo Memorial Fund established with SVCF, honor Santa Clara County... Read More
Jul 21, 2016
To combat what educators call “summer learning loss” – the phenomenon in which many school-age children lose some of the skills they gained during the school year – SVCF and its partners in The Big Lift initiative recently marked the implementation of a new program to help... Read More
Jul 14, 2016
SVCF’s Center for Early Learning convenes community leaders to advocate for early childhood education. Notes from a convening on June 23 by SVCF’s Center for Early Learning for community leaders to advocate for early childhood education: Today, I’m in San Mateo,... Read More
Jul 13, 2016
Immigrants from all corners of the world contribute to the Bay Area’s economic, cultural and social landscape in countless ways. But many immigrants face a legal labyrinth that makes it difficult and daunting to live, work or find a long-term safe haven in our community. As part of SVCF... Read More
Jul 12, 2016
Technology is making it easier than ever to understand our health and access quality care. This progress is especially beneficial for patients that previously had limited access to health care providers based on geography.  Now, technology is eliminating distance barriers to better serve... Read More
Jul 05, 2016
I am writing to share some important news about Silicon Valley Gives, our region’s 24-hour online giving day to support nonprofit organizations. When we launched SVGives in 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the nation’s first community foundation, it was our belief that it... Read More
Jun 29, 2016
The June 23, 2016, Supreme Court deadlock on United States in Texas v. United States puts the hopes and dreams of millions of immigrants and their families on hold. The split decision leaves in place a lower court decision halting the implementation of expanded Deferred Action for Childhood... Read More
Jun 21, 2016
Coming on the heels of another successful SVGives and an exceptional Conference on Charitable Giving (COCG), we’re heading into third quarter with a full head of steam. For my part, it was a pleasure to connect with so many of you in our professional advisor network in person and to speak... Read More

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