SVCF Blog

Jan 23, 2017
With SVCF's new Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact iniatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. In our inaugural episode of Philanthropy Now, we kick things... Read More
Jan 11, 2017
Here is a list of 2017 dates to help get you started! If you’re leading your company’s employee volunteer programs, you probably already recognize the benefits that volunteering brings to your workplace. Corporate volunteer programs not only foster teamwork and camaraderie, but... Read More
Jan 06, 2017
I recently attended BSR’s annual conference in New York City. BSR is a global nonprofit organization that works with member companies and partners to build a just and sustainable world. The theme of the conference was “Be Bold.” I’ve spent the bulk of my career working in... Read More
Jan 05, 2017
Diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) has been a hot topic in the philanthropic community, but how do foundations and corporations leverage their resources to alleviate social justice issues? There is still no silver bullet when it comes to widespread social change, but during my time at this year... Read More
Jan 03, 2017
“Science is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world..."    President Barack... Read More
Dec 30, 2016
For the third consecutive year, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partnered with Northern California Grantmakers to host the Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI) on Thursday, Dec 1, 2016. The one-day learning and networking conference brought over 150 corporate responsibility and... Read More
Dec 30, 2016
This fall I attended Northern California Grantmakers’ New Grantmakers Institute: Grantmaking for the 21st Century, a training for all who believe philanthropy can be a powerful lever for social change.”  This year’s Institute was hosted at the beautiful downtown San... Read More
Dec 27, 2016
Gaming and entertainment company Electronic Arts (EA) has been a partner of Silicon Valley Community Foundation since 2005, leveraging the corporate advised fund and customized philanthropy services to make a difference in the communities where EA is located. Laura Miele, EA's executive... Read More
Dec 19, 2016
Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s board of directors recently approved grants totaling more than $2.7 million to combat problems ranging from predatory lending practices aimed at vulnerable low-income earners; middle schoolers falling into the math “achievement gap;” and adult... Read More
Dec 16, 2016
SVCF has released information about our scholarship programs for 2017; most scholarships start accepting applications online Jan. 4, 2017.   Students are invited to find the scholarships that are right for them using our new filtering tools, which allow students to search based on their... Read More

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