SVCF Blog

Mar 25, 2016
Rafael O. Morales Tax season can be a stressful time for many, but for families of modest means, it can also mean a significant boost to income. That’s because of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC), two critical... Read More
Mar 21, 2016
SVCF’s Professional Advisor Breakfast Series is an annual program that provides advisors with opportunities to learn about philanthropic trends and best practices, network and understand the resources available to further their clients’ philanthropic goals.   We will host two... Read More
Mar 20, 2016
Rebecca Dupras Though we are well in to 2016, I want to take the opportunity to highlight for our professional advisor partners some of 2015’s most important information and milestones, as well as provide a look ahead.  Milestones from 2015... Read More
Mar 17, 2016
Gina Dalma We Banned the Box. Together with more than 40 local, state and national foundations, SVCF announced this month that we have “banned the box” on our employment applications. Our philanthropic organizations are adopting fair-... Read More
Mar 16, 2016
Erica Wood To me it seems like a fairly short time ago that Silicon Valley Community Foundation began making its first grants to community organizations in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. I clearly recall the many community meetings we held to... Read More
Mar 15, 2016
On January 1, 2015, California joined the ranks of a handful of states that offer drivers’ licenses to undocumented immigrants. In the days that followed, television news showed long lines of people waiting outside DMV offices from Humboldt to Oceanside. These applicants had come out of the... Read More
Mar 14, 2016
SVCF is happy to announce the addition of Erica Bleicher, pictured, to our development team. Erica is based in San Francisco and available five days a week to host meetings with advisors and their clients to provide the information necessary to meet clients’ philanthropic goals. Erica is... Read More
Mar 10, 2016
Silicon Valley continues to lead and innovate, but staying on top won’t be easy Silicon Valley is still the leader among the nation’s innovation capitals in terms of prevalence of technology jobs and worker productivity – but the region’s excellence is not without... Read More
Mar 04, 2016
Technology is changing how we live, work and play.  Teachers are expected to help students acquire skills that were unimaginable only a few years ago. We monitor the rhythms of our bodies through wearable devices that provide instant feedback -- giving each of us more... Read More
Feb 23, 2016
With Silicon Valley Gives – our region’s giving day – just over two months away, it’s a great time to review how people making a donation to their favorite charity may be able to benefit the charity even more by taking advantage of an employer’s matching gift program... Read More

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