SVCF Blog

Jun 01, 2016
Gina Dalma On October 5, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law SVCF’s first sponsored bill, the California Mathematics Placement Act of 2015. This law seeks to address the persistent issue of “math misplacement,” which occurs... Read More
May 24, 2016
Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents and board directors (left to right) Maria Martinez, Melodie Cheney, Erika Escalante and Mary Kear with filmmaker Elizabeth Lo (far right) at the Palo Alto premiere showing of Lo’s documentary “Notes from Buena Vista” on May 17, 2016. The... Read More
May 20, 2016
On behalf of everyone at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, thank you to all who attended the Conference on Charitable Giving on May 12 at Stanford University. We hope attendees learned something new about our increasingly complex sector and made some fruitful connections throughout the day... Read More
May 18, 2016
Remy Goldsmith In a diverse community like Silicon Valley, it's both a challenge—and an opportunity—to ensure our government reflects the interests of its residents. When elected leaders fail to address the needs of the very... Read More
May 17, 2016
Thank you to everyone who participated in Silicon Valley Gives 2016! On May 3, 2016, more than 18,000 donors joined together to raise over $7.85 million for nonprofits throughout the Bay Area. Learn more about the event in our recent press release and view complete results on the SVGives... Read More
May 04, 2016
Financial advisors, attorneys, CPAs and philanthropy professionals are invited to join us for the Conference on Charitable Giving, Thursday, May 12 at Stanford University in Palo Alto.  This full-day conference and networking opportunity is co-presented by Silicon Valley Community... Read More
Apr 26, 2016
Despite Silicon Valley's innovation and prosperity, many of the region's low- and middle-income residents face serious struggles due to increasing costs of housing and transportation.   SVCF's grantmaking strategy, Building Strong Communities, works to address these pressing... Read More
Apr 25, 2016
Want to make a difference in the Bay Area? Be part of Silicon Valley Gives -- a online fundraising event on May 3, 2016. Hundreds of charities from San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco and San Benito counties are participating.  With your help, we can make change possible for... Read More
Apr 14, 2016
Avo Makdessian   Gina Dalma This week our Center for Early Learning led a coalition of 19 Silicon Valley organizations from business, faith, education, nonprofit and government sectors to lobby... Read More
Apr 13, 2016
Three weeks from now, Silicon Valley residents have a chance to make a wonderful difference to their community and strengthen the future of this region. They can do it by making donations to their favorite local charities through Silicon Valley Gives on... Read More

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