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Listen to SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast episodes free, on demand. As the largest community foundation in the world, SVCF engages donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. With our podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Tune in, subscribe, and for more about SVCF, visit siliconvalleycf.org.

Listen to SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast episodes free, on demand. As the largest community foundation in the world, SVCF engages donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. With our podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Tune in, subscribe, and for more about SVCF, visit siliconvalleycf.org.
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Listen to SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast episodes free, on demand. As the largest community foundation in the world, SVCF engages donors and corporations from Silicon Valley, across the country and around the globe to make our region and world better for all. With our podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. Tune in, subscribe, and for more about SVCF, visit siliconvalleycf.org.

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Episodes

From the Governor’s Office - Kathleen Kelly Janus talks innovation and partnership

10/9/2019
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This past June, Governor Newsom named Kathleen Kelly Janus as his senior advisor on Social Innovation. This new position in the Office of the Governor elevates the role of philanthropic and nonprofit organizations as innovators and illustrates how our state’s philanthropy sector is poised to take cross-sector collaboration to the next level. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

Duration:00:16:09

San Jose’s new path to digital inclusion & universal connectivity

9/25/2019
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Almost 100,000 people in the heart of Silicon Valley do not have access to the internet at home, limiting their educational, economic and civic engagement opportunities. In some low-income communities, nearly half the population lacks connectivity. Mayor Sam Liccardo is leading the charge to make San Jose the first city in the country to close the digital divide. In this episode, Gina Dalma, SVCF's Senior Vice President of Public Policy, speaks with Mayor Liccardo. Listen as they share San...

Duration:00:18:21

Building community through corporate responsibility

9/11/2019
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What does corporate social responsibility mean? Two of SVCF’s corporate responsibility team members, Vice President Stuart Burden and Senior Manager Juliana Deans, discuss what their team does, what brought them to SVCF and what excites them about working in CSR. Learn how SVCF’s fifteen-person corporate responsibility department helps clients advance their philanthropy, give back to their communities and engage employees. With our Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in...

Duration:00:24:26

Finding Solutions to Systemic Injustice

8/28/2019
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Systemic injustice is something that commonly plagues our court systems, and it is increasingly important to figure out how to resolve these issues and implement changes that serve the community. SVCF regularly explores and exposes these injustices, and works with lawmakers to bring people together, find common ground, and find solutions. In this episode, Gina Dalma, SVCF’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy, speaks with California State Senate Majority Leader, Robert Hertzberg, about...

Duration:00:19:33

The life of a Silicon Valley family living in their RV

8/14/2019
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For many in the Bay Area, a single emergency can derail a safe housing situation. And for some, losing that housing means living on the street in an RV. SVCF is working with elected officials, nonprofit organizations and homeless advocates to find solutions that will lead to permanent housing for our community members. In this episode, Gina Dalma, SVCF's Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Chelsea Tercero, Program Director of Safe and Supportive Parking with LifeMoves and Chris, a San...

Duration:00:17:14

Destination: Home

7/31/2019
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In Santa Clara County, 7,500 people are without a home on any given night. Destination: Home is a public-private partnership that uses collective impact strategies to to work towards ending homelessness in Santa Clara County. In this episode, Erica Wood, SVCF’s EVP of Community Impact, talks with Jennifer Loving, CEO of Destination: Home, about how communities can come together to end homelessness. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

Duration:00:25:20

California’s local redistricting revolution

7/17/2019
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SVCF supports California Common Cause through our civic participation grant making strategy. California Common Cause advocates for independent commissions to draw district lines for local elections. In this episode, SVCF’s Civic Participation Program Officer Jack Mahoney talks with Rey Lopez-Calderon, the Executive Director of California Common Cause, and Pamela Jones, a Menlo Park community activist, about California’s local redistricting revolution and how district elections can be one...

Duration:00:27:43

Growing as a Donor

7/3/2019
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What is it like to become a philanthropist for the first time? Donor Sally Liu knows first hand. A long time environmentalist, Liu became a donor with SVCF 14years ago, with a focus on green causes. Liu worked with SVCF to create a vision and mission for her giving. She’s now also a member of SVCF’s Donor Circle for the Environment. In this episode of Philanthropy Now, Liu talks about this and more with her philanthropy advisor Andy Perkins, SVCF’s Director of Donor Engagement. Listen in as...

Duration:00:24:12

How Can Corporate Foundations Work Best with Nonprofits?

6/19/2019
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In this podcast, Vu Le, creator of the blog Nonprofit AF, executive director of Rainier Valley Corps and co-author of Unicorns Unite: How nonprofits and foundations can build epic partnerships, talks with SVCF’s vice president of corporate responsibility Stuart Burden. Listen in as the two discuss the challenges of securing funding, and the sometimes fraught relationship between nonprofits and funders. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

Duration:00:25:52

Helping Our Homeless Neighbors: Project WeHOPE and Dignity on Wheels

6/5/2019
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What can be done to help our homeless neighbors in the Bay Area? In this episode, Pastor Paul Bains, who leads Project WeHOPE and Dignity on Wheels, talks with Gina Dalma, SVCF’s vice president of government relations, about his work to find short and long-term solutions for displaced Bay Area residents; from a mobile hygiene unit to an RV safe parking program for those who live in their vehicles. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

Duration:00:15:42

Silicon Valley Transit: Working Towards a Solution

5/22/2019
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Our nation’s suburbanization has prioritized the use of cars and highways, leading to traffic, pollution and inequity. Silicon Valley is no exception. In this episode, Vinita Goyal, Program Officer for Housing and Transportation at SVCF, talks with Bob Allen, Director of Policy and Advocacy at Urban Habitat; Gary Hsueh, Director of Mobility Programs at Prospect Silicon Valley; and Lalo Gonzales, Program Manager at the Youth Leadership Institute. Listen in as they discuss the state of...

Duration:00:27:40

Young Kids and Tech: A Guide for Grown-ups

5/8/2019
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Many families struggle to find a balance when it comes to technology use with their young children. SVCF and Common Sense Media recently released a fully bilingual technology guide for grown-ups with young kids. In this episode, Michelle Sioson Hyman, Deputy Director at the Center for Early Learning at SVCF, talks with Maria Alvarez, Vice President of Common Sense Latino, a program of Common Sense Media. The two discuss how the guide came together, as well as their own struggles with...

Duration:00:16:55

Catalyst for change: Nicole Taylor discusses her first 100 days

4/20/2019
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SVCF CEO Nicole Taylor has been at the helm for just over 100 days. During this time, she has been out in the community listening and learning, and meeting with community leaders and donors. In this podcast, executive vice president of marketing and communications, Melissa Daar Carvajal, speaks with Nicole about what Nicole has been hearing from the community and her thoughts about continuing to move SVCF forward. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

Duration:00:14:10

Getting Kids Ready for Kindergarten

3/27/2019
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Starting kindergarten is a big step for children and parents. Families often have questions and concerns as they prepare to launch into this exciting adventure! In this episode, Christine Thorsteinson, Early Education Manager at SVCF’s Center for Early Learning, talks with kindergarten teachers Heather Martinez and Adrianne Elfring, and SVCF’s Family Engagement Specialist, Leticia Gonzalez. The group discusses kindergarten readiness and how families can prepare for this important step in...

Duration:00:25:38

Local Banks Helping Fight Displacement

3/13/2019
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Over the past decade, Bay Area communities have faced intense gentrification pressure, resulting in increased evictions of residents and small businesses. In this episode, Bert Feuss, Senior Vice President of Investments at SVCF, and Kevin Stein, Deputy Director at the California Reinvestment Coalition, discuss forces contributing to rapid gentrification in the Bay Area and the Anti-Displacement Code of Conduct which calls on banks to end financing practices that lead to the eviction and...

Duration:00:24:57

Twenty Years of Raising Young Readers

2/20/2019
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For the past 20 years, Raising A Reader has helped children and their families share a love of books. Founded in Silicon Valley, Raising A Reader provides books and parent training materials in 15 languages, and even braille, for families to share and integrate into their daily routines. In this episode, Leticia Gonzalez, Family Engagement Manager for SVCF's Center for Early Learning, talks with Michelle Torgerson, President and CEO for Raising A Reader National, about opportunities...

Duration:00:21:21

Why is the 2020 census so important?

2/6/2019
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Did you know that data from the census is used to determine all kinds of things, from the number of seats a state has in Congress, to the amount of federal funding it might receive for all kinds of programs? An accurate count is critical. Anne Im, SVCF’s immigration program officer, talks with Aparna Ramakrishnan, the census coordinator for the County of San Mateo, and Nick Kuwada, the census program manager for the County of Santa Clara, about why the census is so important that it’s...

Duration:00:29:50

A Conversation with SVCF’s New President, Nicole Taylor

1/23/2019
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Nicole Taylor, SVCF’s new president and CEO, started work at SVCF on Dec. 19, and had her first full weeks on the job in January. In this episode, Nicole sits down with Erica Wood, SVCF’s chief community impact officer. She talks about her initial work listening to SVCF staff, community members and a wide variety of constituents, including nonprofit leaders and donors, to discover “who we are as a community foundation and who we should be.” Nicole describes this as a great time to have...

Duration:00:17:04

SVCF opens 2019 scholarship season

1/9/2019
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SVCF's 2019 scholarship programs opened January 7. For students Brian Carrozza and Ricardo Lombera, scholarships from SVCF were key in their educational journeys. In this podcast, Brian and Ricardo talk with Manuel Santamaria, vice president of community impact at SVCF, about what other students should know about navigating the financial aid process, writing a personal statement, seeking advice from advisors and more. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

Duration:00:29:54

Linking nonprofits to skilled volunteers

12/12/2018
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When local nonprofit Tax-Aid needed a new logo it found a pro bono graphic designer on online platform Catchafire. In this podcast, Sonali Arurkar, vice president of partnerships for Catchafire, and Jill Sturm, executive director of Bay Area nonprofit Tax-Aid, sit down with SVCF’s vice president of community impact, Manuel Santamaria to talk about increasing the capacity of small nonprofits. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

Duration:00:24:52