Philanthropy

Apr 17, 2018
Artificial intelligence (AI) is radically changing how individuals approach and complete daily tasks. According to a recent Northeastern University/Gallup survey, 85 percent of Americans currently use at least one device, program or service that includes AI features, and we are only in the early... Read More
Apr 13, 2018
This article by Carl R. Tannenbaum originally appeared on Northern Trust. The first computer I ever used was a monster. I have no idea how they got the device up to the second floor of my grade school (which was more than 80 years old and had no elevator), and the lights in the library... Read More
Mar 07, 2018
Last January, the Donor Circle for the Environment, a collaboration of philanthropists that supports nonprofits addressing environmental issues, convened to kick-off their year of learning and select their thematic focus. To facilitate broad learning, the donor circle selects an overarching theme... Read More
Jan 24, 2018
SVCF Donor Circle for Africa meeting, Nov. 2017. The United Nations estimates that the world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050, up from 7.6 billion currently, and half of the growth will occur in Africa.[i] This trajectory promises great economic opportunity for the continent –... Read More
Jan 11, 2018
The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) call for businesses to join with governments and nonprofits to achieve some ambitious global goals by 2030 – things like ending poverty, reducing inequality and combating climate change. This set of 17 goals creates both... Read More
Jan 02, 2018
Ken Toren, CEO of American Red Cross Silicon Valley Corporations can play a unique role in helping their communities recover from disasters. How can they make sure they are contributing where their help is most needed – and not inadvertently making recovery operations more difficult? Ken... Read More
Dec 27, 2017
Wild salmon in the waters of the Kamchatka peninsula in the Russian Far East. Photo courtesy of The Fly Shop and Wild Salmon Center. The social and environmental challenges facing the world are not confined to singular spaces – which is a primary reason that SVCF supports the diverse... Read More
Dec 14, 2017
Emmett Carson CEO and President, Silicon Valley Community Foundation Year’s end is a time that we tend to both reflect and set goals. At Silicon Valley Community Foundation, we have much to be proud of. In 2017 we celebrated our 10th... Read More
Dec 13, 2017
SVCF donors Claire McCormack and Thomas Boström with their daughter, Nora. In her short, almost-four-years of life, Nora Thelma Boström learned quite a few things: It is way more fun to walk -- and chase dogs -- than to ride in a stroller. Dancing is an extraordinary... Read More
Dec 07, 2017
The following story appeared in the 2017 fall edition of SVCF Magazine. From the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, it has become clear that now is the time to recommit to the civil rights movement. And Silicon Valley Community Foundation is... Read More

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