SVCF Blog

Apr 10, 2017
SVCF is thrilled to have two new executives on our team! Stuart Burden Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Michael Chertok Vice President, Donor Experience and Engagement In late March, Stuart Burden... Read More
Apr 10, 2017
Erica Wood A community of 3,000 residents, located less than a 30-minute drive from the heart of Silicon Valley, endures daily hardships that are otherwise unheard of in our region: families living in cramped, unsafe dwellings; some schools and homes... Read More
Apr 05, 2017
Silicon Valley Community Foundation works to address our region’s most challenging problems. Through our grants that focus on economic security initiatives, we support nonprofits and programs that help families make smart financial decisions and learn about saving and investing. Our aim is... Read More
Apr 04, 2017
Between running Fox Head Inc., which they founded in 1974, and raising four kids, Geoff and Josie Fox had limited resources for philanthropy. But that changed in 2014 when they retired after 40 years of selling motocross clothing and sportswear on a global scale. It was time, they decided, to give... Read More
Apr 04, 2017
Data from the grants catalog shows that in 2016, gifts from SVCF funds to nonprofits in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties primarily supported education causes. SVCF has updated its searchable catalog of grants made to nonprofit organizations with data from 2016. The expanded... Read More
Apr 03, 2017
Info session: April 11 - RSVP Applications due: April 28 Learn more about this RFP SVCF will accept prosposals April 3-28 for a one-time grant opportunity for projects that help strengthen legal services for immigrants. Two grants of $100,000... Read More
Mar 31, 2017
Flooding of Coyote Creek in San Jose. Photo courtesy of San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo's office.  Update for Friday, March 31:  As of March 31, donations to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund are at $6,394,053. Another $227,389 has been pledged. The fund has... Read More
Mar 30, 2017
SVCF is pleased to welcome Stuart Burden as our new vice president of corporate responsibility, and Michael Chertok as our new vice president of donor experience and engagement.  Both Stuart and Michael will bring great expertise and experience to SVCF that will benefit our staff, clients and... Read More
Mar 29, 2017
With our new 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
Mar 28, 2017
  Thanks to the generosity of donors who have chosen to support SVCF with gifts to our community endowment, SVCF has made a total of $90 million in grants to over 500 organizations since 2008 in four key grantmaking areas: economic security, education, immigration and building ... Read More

Pages