SVCF Blog

Nov 21, 2016
Decorated with thousands of lights, the Caltrain Holiday Train presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation will visit nine Caltrain stations from San Francisco to the South Bay on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4.* At each of the Holiday Train’s 20-minute... Read More
Nov 15, 2016
Most people in Palo Alto drive by Buena Vista mobile home park, which is hidden behind a gas station in the heart of Palo Alto, and never know it's there. But the park is everything to the families who call it home - and the landowner is trying to sell the land for development. The community... Read More
Nov 14, 2016
For Netflix founder Reed Hastings, giving to education is a lifetime passion. The Silicon Valley entrepreneur started Pure Software in 1991 at the age of 30, then moved on to found Netflix in 1997. Through Hastings' vision and business savvy, Los Gatos-based Netflix has become a model of... Read More
Nov 10, 2016
SVCF supports the most effective and innovative organizations in our region to solve the most challenging problems and strengthen the common good. Read the information below to find out about our most recent request for proposals.  Disparities in the quality of education contribute to gaps... Read More
Nov 09, 2016
Rebecca Dupras The year is quickly coming to a close and our team is eager to support you and your clients in this last quarter of 2016. Many of your clients may be considering a charitable contribution before year’s end, and because this is a... Read More
Nov 07, 2016
With the holiday season and end of 2016 fast approaching, companies and their employees often look to help others in need. Traditionally, these end-of-year campaigns range from organizing local canned food and toy drives, to promoting national programs like #GivingTuesday or raising... Read More
Nov 01, 2016
Diana Otero has worked with Catholic Charities San Francisco (SF), a grantee of SVCF’s under our immigration grantmaking program, since 2001 and serves as program director for the organization’s Immigrant Services department in San Mateo. Catholic Charities SF has received grants from... Read More
Oct 20, 2016
As our region encounters rapid growth and development, residents in the Bay Area are facing more challenges related to affordable housing and accessible transportation. To address these challenges, SVCF is proud to support three measures on the Nov. 8 ballot: We urge voters in Santa Clara... Read More
Oct 18, 2016
The following remarks were delivered at Silicon Valley Community Foundation's 2016 Regional Meeting on Oct. 10.  Like many community foundations, Silicon Valley Community Foundation holds an annual community meeting every year in which we invite our donors, nonprofit partners and elected... Read More
Oct 18, 2016
Thank you to everyone who was part of the Innovation Conference! We are thrilled that more than 300 attendees joined us for the conference, representing grantmaking and corporate responsibility communities throughout the United States and even the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Canada, Hong... Read More

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