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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.

SVCF Philanthropy Now Podcast SVCF Community Foundation | Helping Philanthropic Organizations and Donors

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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.

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Solving the housing crisis with the Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB)

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Solving the housing crisis with the Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB)

    Destination: Home is a key organization leading the way in ending homelessness in Silicon Valley. Through powerful cross-sector partnerships with Santa Clara County, private corporations and other community-based nonprofits, Destination: Home is a pioneer creating systemic change in our region.
    In this episode, SVCF Executive Vice President for Community Action, Policy, and Strategy Gina Dalma is joined by leaders from Destination: Home. Destination: Home CEO Jennifer Loving and Board Member Claudine Sipili, who also sits on the Lived Experience Advisory Board (LEAB) as well as Director of CityTeam Ministries, join the podcast to discuss their work in addressing homelessness in Silicon Valley. Tune into the conversation to learn more about the importance of incorporating the voices of those with lived experience and centering equity in decision-making.
    In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

    • 24 min
    Philanthropy Now podcast: Leveraging collective impact with SVCF’s Donor Circle for the Arts

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Leveraging collective impact with SVCF’s Donor Circle for the Arts

    SVCF Donor Circles are dynamic groups of Bay Area philanthropists who are passionate and knowledgeable about specific impact areas. Through collaboration, they achieve greater impact by learning and giving together.
    Donor circle member and Corporate Accelerator Forum CEO Diana Joseph and Palo Alto Players Managing Director Elizabeth Santana join today’s episode to speak with SVCF Philanthropy Advisor and Donor Circle for the Arts leader Tracy Wingrove. Listen to learn about the donor circle and arts organizations’ roles as our communities strive to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, and best practices for investing strategically and conscientiously in the creative sector.
    In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

    • 24 min
    Philanthropy Now podcast: Grassroots groups build power within communities of color

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Grassroots groups build power within communities of color

    In many Silicon Valley neighborhoods where the majority of residents are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, or People of Color) or are of undocumented status, there are not enough opportunities for community members to exercise their voices and advocate for a better, more equitable future. SVCF Neighborhoods Community Action Grants are bolstering the work that nonprofits and grassroots neighborhood groups have undertaken to build community networks, increase representation and to affect solutions to the problems that impact them and their families.
    In this episode, we hear from two organizations building bridges and amplifying the voices of BIPOC neighborhoods in the Fair Oaks neighborhood and the City of Mountain View. North Fair Oaks Community Alliance (NFOCA) Founder and President Ever Rodrigues and Mountain View Solidarity Fund (MVSF) Founders Paula Perez and Olga Melo join the podcast to discuss how their organizations rally the collective power of Latinx communities to respond to community needs and create opportunities for residents in their respective neighborhoods.
    In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. 

    • 32 min
    Philanthropy Now podcast: Latino Family Fund fights for social justice in South Santa Clara County

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Latino Family Fund fights for social justice in South Santa Clara County

    Welcome to the tenth episode in our mini-series featuring conversations focused on Racial Equity and Social Justice with the members of SVCF’s Community Advisory Council. Listen to the previous episode in the mini-series here, and continue to subscribe to the podcast to hear future episodes.
    South Santa Clara County, and Gilroy in particular, have some of the highest pockets of poverty in the region. With over 60 percent of Gilroy’s population being Latinx, the need for uplifting these communities is dire. In this episode, Edwin Diaz, a retired educator and founding member of Latino Family Fund de Gilroy joins SVCF Director of Capacity-Building and Nonprofit Services Michelle Fries in conversation about equity in Edwin’s region. Having served on Gilroy Foundation’s Board of Directors for eight years, and with 35 years in education, Edwin is cognizant of the most pressing issues that people of color face in the South County. Listen to learn how philanthropy, individuals and networks of nonprofits can help influence policy for the community.
    In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

    Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

    • 24 min
    Philanthropy Now podcast: Freedom for All Americans

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Freedom for All Americans

    While Supreme Court decision protects LGBTQ+ individuals in the workplace, millions in the LGBTQ+ community continue to face discrimination in so many aspects of life, including housing, public accommodations, education and credit. Today’s episode features Freedom for All Americans’ CEO and National Campaign Director Kasey Suffredini and Senior Vice President of Campaigns Amy Mello, two leaders advocating for full nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ+ people nationwide. In a discussion facilitated by SVCF Vice President of Corporate and Foundation Relations Stuart Burden, these three leaders delve into the Equality Act, a bipartisan campaign that can achieve this feat in the next year.
    In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

    Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

    • 22 min
    Philanthropy Now podcast: Juneteenth and the Reckoning on Race with Lateefah Simon

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Juneteenth and the Reckoning on Race with Lateefah Simon

    On June 19, 1865, soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the Civil War was over. Since then, this day has been celebrated as the end of slavery in the United States. It also recognizes the culture and achievements of Black Americans and is a symbol of Black freedom. Designating Juneteenth as a holiday is significant, but how much of this is symbolic? In this episode, SVCF President and CEO Nicole Taylor is joined by Akonadi Foundation President Lateefah Simon in a conversation reflecting on the meaning of Juneteenth, the advancements in the racial justice within the past year and what we need to do to continue the momentum toward equity in our region.
    In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.
    Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

    • 27 min

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