Silicon Valley Community Foundation is focused on innovative solutions that solve problems and improve the quality of life throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
As a new community foundation, SVCF has examined the diverse needs across its region, evaluated the best practices of its parent foundations and incorporated community input before launching a new set of grantmaking strategies.
The way companies do good in the world is shifting, and this movement was perfectly captured by many of the stories shared at our annual Corporate Philanthropy Institute (CPI), held Feb. 12 at San...more
On the surface, 42 people leaving per month doesn't seem to make a dent. But Brian Brennan, vice president of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, which backed the project along with the Silicon...more
BenitoLink was developed through a partnership with the Community Foundation for San Benito County and a substantial startup grant from the Knight Foundation. The annual media event consists of a...more
Of the $6.8 million raised and administered by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, nearly 4,500 people received assistance -- $3 million was spent on housing and vehicles and basic needs, $3...more
Online file-hosting service Dropbox has announced the launch of the Dropbox Foundation with an initial endowment of $20 million. Jointly funded by Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston, co-founder...more
The board will also include four independent directors from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The foundation's initial group of partners for 2018 are: GOAL, based in Dublin, which responds to...more
Increasingly, community foundations are being viewed as “essential partners in achieving the United Nations [UN] Sustainable Development Goals,” writes Catherine Cheney for Devex. One reason for...more
The finalists were selected by a nominating committee that included Emmett Carson, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation; Ron Conway, angel investor and philanthropist; John Diaz,...more
SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced it now has $13.5 billion in assets. That makes it worth more than the Ford Foundation, with an endowment outranked only...more