SVCF Blog

Sep 13, 2016
According to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Census, seven in ten children in California do not have access to public preschools, which means many of them will start with a disadvantage on their first day of kindergarten; while 4.5M adults in California have some college but no... Read More
Sep 13, 2016
Bette Moorman’s granddaughter Grace reviews submissions for the School Excursion Fund. In the 1990s, SVCF donor Bette Moorman began funding a community engagement program that was dear to her heart. Each year, Mrs. Moorman sponsored over 40 field trips for students in San Mateo County... Read More
Sep 08, 2016
In recent days, SVCF CEO Emmett Carson has been in conversations with the management of the San Francisco 49ers about a charitable donation to SVCF. Details of this donation are still being finalized. In the meantime, we are sharing the following statements in response to early media reports about... Read More
Sep 06, 2016
SVCF is proud to announce that the Enable Community Foundation will be a featured exhibitor at the Innovation Conference. Enable Community Foundation (ECF), founded in 2014, is changing how the needs of congenital and traumatic upper limb amputees are addressed. ECF’s focus is on... Read More
Aug 30, 2016
Last month Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba, and the Alibaba Foundation hosted a first-of-its-kind conference in Hangzhou, China. The nascent topic that was covered was not the latest mobile technology, on which we now know China leads Silicon Valley, but rather philanthropy.   ... Read More
Aug 26, 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 RFPs.  Education: Out-of-School Strategies... Read More
Aug 24, 2016
Technologists, innovative educators and health care experts are all part of SVCF’s Innovation Conference – and attendees will hear from top foundation executives as well.  At the Innovation Conference, philanthropists, grantmakers and corporate responsibility professionals... Read More
Aug 15, 2016
SVCF is proud to announce that suitX will be a featured exhibitor at the Innovation Conference. The conference, taking place Oct. 9-11 in San Francisco, will feature an "Innovation Lab" with interactive exhibits and displays from cutting-edge companies that will allow attendees to... Read More
Aug 08, 2016
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, will be speaking at Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s inaugural Innovation Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2016.  Philanthropists, grantmakers and corporate responsibility professionals will... Read More
Aug 08, 2016
What does the word “intervention” bring to your mind? When I was a paraprofessional in clinical psychology, interventions consisted of 10-week programs, teams of professionals, and time-consuming follow-ups. At school, interventions meant spending time as a Resident Assistant... Read More

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