Svcf Philanthropy Now Podcast

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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.

Episodios

  • Philanthropy Now podcast: San Mateo County Strong and learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic with Supervisor Dave Pine

    Philanthropy Now podcast: San Mateo County Strong and learnings from the COVID-19 pandemic with Supervisor Dave Pine

    13/05/2020 Duración: 23min

    San Mateo County was quick to initiate efforts to protect the community in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine is currently devoting most of his time to the COVID-19 crisis and is a member of the County’s COVID-19 ad hoc committee that helps guide the County’s response to the pandemic. This episode features a conversation with SVCF’s President and CEO Nicole Taylor and San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine. The two leaders examine the impact on the region, the inception of the San Mateo County Strong initiative, the responses of partnerships across the public and private sectors, silver linings and learning from the crisis, and plans to reopen 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

  • Philanthropy Now podcast: COVID-19 challenges the local creative sector

    Philanthropy Now podcast: COVID-19 challenges the local creative sector

    06/05/2020 Duración: 32min

    The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating economic impact on the nonprofit arts sector. After shelter in place orders took effect in March 2020, it was estimated that the field would have $3.2 billion in financial losses. Thousands of cultural events, art classes and community programs were canceled across the country. Because arts organizations have closed their doors for months to come and many have also reduced their workforce, we can anticipate greater revenue losses for local arts and culture nonprofits. This episode features a conversation with SVCF’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships Mauricio Palma, Musician and Trustee of the Castellano Family Foundation and Executive Director of Quinteto Latino Armando Castellano, Chief Executive Officer if SVCreates Connie Martinez, and Director of San Mateo County Arts Commission Robin Rodricks. These leaders examine the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the arts, the tensions between arts and cultural organizations and other organizations prov

  • Philanthropy Now podcast: Silicon Valley Strong and innovative responses to COVID-19 with San Jose Mayor Liccardo

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Silicon Valley Strong and innovative responses to COVID-19 with San Jose Mayor Liccardo

    29/04/2020 Duración: 18min

    Sam Liccardo is the mayor of the City of San Jose and is playing a lead role in COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts in both San Jose and the region. Since his appointment as mayor of San Jose in 2015, Liccardo has led the city through significant economic growth and is tackling the region’s most pressing issues, including but not limited to housing, transportation and closing the digital divide. In this episode, Mayor Liccardo joins SVCF President and CEO Nicole Taylor in a conversation about how the unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak is impacting the community, what he and his partners are doing to provide relief and how they are preparing to rebuild. Mayor Liccardo describes the pain he has seen in the community, but also the incredible successes in cross-sector collaboration. The two discuss the Silicon Valley Strong initiative, the recently formed Silicon Valley Economic Recovery and Resiliency Council, and how these partnerships and others are not only providing immediate relief, but also preparing to rebu

  • Philanthropy Now podcast: Providing relief and preparing to re-build in Santa Clara County with Supervisor Cindy Chavez

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Providing relief and preparing to re-build in Santa Clara County with Supervisor Cindy Chavez

    24/04/2020 Duración: 26min

    Supervisor Cindy Chavez is the president of the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, representing more than a half million people in East, Central and South San Jose. When the coronavirus crisis first hit our region, Supervisor Chavez jumped right into action by negotiating testing sites, ramping up testing and getting numbers out to the public. In this episode, SVCF President and CEO Nicole Taylor speaks with Supervisor Cindy Chavez about the effects of the COVID-19 health crisis in this region, and how the progress of many cross-sector partnerships is responding to these needs and preparing for the future of these communities. Supervisor Chavez is working relentlessly with Santa Clara County’s health care system and hospitals to equip front line medical workers with protective gear and raise money for more ventilators for patients. Along with other Silicon Valley leaders, Supervisor Chavez helped launch Silicon Valley Strong, a regional movement in response to the pandemic. In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now po

  • Philanthropy Now podcast: How nonprofits are adapting to new realities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

    Philanthropy Now podcast: How nonprofits are adapting to new realities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

    22/04/2020 Duración: 18min

    Mavericks Community Foundation is a critical partner working to support local nonprofits from Montara to Pescadero California. Since 2015, they have organized a community giving day, Coastside Gives, and have raised over 1.8 million dollars with this annual event. In the context of the COVID-19 public health crisis, they have adapted their operations to continue their local giving efforts. In this episode, SVCF Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Mauricio Palma, learns from Mary Oldham, trustee of the Mavericks Community Foundation, and Keith Terry, fundraising consultant and recently retiree from Coastside Hope, a nonprofit organization based in Halfmoon Bay, California. The three discuss how the current public health protocols are impacting Mavericks Community Foundation and its fundraising events, trends in needs from other nonprofits and how these groups are utilizing their strengths to adapt to our current realities in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast

  • Philanthropy Now podcast: An update on SVCF’s COVID-19 response efforts and what’s to come

    Philanthropy Now podcast: An update on SVCF’s COVID-19 response efforts and what’s to come

    08/04/2020 Duración: 25min

    As a trusted leader in the philanthropic realm, Silicon Valley Community Foundation is leading a COVID-19 Regional Response effort in the Bay Area counties. In this episode, SVCF President and CEO Nicole Taylor and Executive Vice President of Community Impact Erica Wood discuss the foundation’s regional response initiative. The conversation highlights the critical partnerships across sectors, the Silicon Valley and San Mateo Strong initiatives and SVCF’s donor engagement and fundraising goals. 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

  • Philanthropy Now podcast: Addressing homelessness through the Housing Ready Communities initiative

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Addressing homelessness through the Housing Ready Communities initiative

    01/04/2020 Duración: 21min

    Robert Stromberg leads the Housing Ready Communities initiative at Destination: Home, a public-private partnership serving as the backbone organization for collective impact strategies to end homelessness in Santa Clara County, California. In this episode, SVCF’s Director of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, Mauricio Palma, explores with Stromberg the intersection between civic engagement and collective impact. They specifically speak about the value of resident action as an essential ingredient in our collective work to end homelessness in Silicon Valley. 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

  • Philanthropy Now podcast: Defending civil rights with Vanita Gupta

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Defending civil rights with Vanita Gupta

    18/03/2020 Duración: 20min

    Vanita Gupta is President and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights coalition. In this episode, SVCF’s Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Gina Dalma, speaks with Gupta about her work advancing criminal justice reform; prosecuting hate crimes and human trafficking; defending voting rights, combating discrimination and more. They also discuss philanthropy's role in protecting civil rights for all. In our 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 

  • Philanthropy Now podcast: Safety net services protect every zip code in Santa Clara County

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Safety net services protect every zip code in Santa Clara County

    04/03/2020 Duración: 33min

    Everyone experiences emergencies from time to time. For some Silicon Valley residents, however, each day is a struggle for financial stability and independence. When an emergency hits, they need somewhere to turn for help. The goal of the Emergency Assistance Network of Santa Clara County is to prevent homelessness, act as a safety net for residents facing eviction, utility disconnection and hunger, and help them return to self-sufficiency. In our 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 

  • Philanthropy Now podcast: “A few crazy coastsiders” design local giving day

    Philanthropy Now podcast: “A few crazy coastsiders” design local giving day

    19/02/2020 Duración: 25min

    Mavericks Community Foundation Trustee Mary Oldham has worked and lived on the San Mateo County Coastside since 1980. She's an investor in Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, and though recently retired from her role there as director of marketing, continues to invest her time and resources to improve the Coastside community. In our 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 

  • Philanthropy Now podcast: Getting to know Kimberly Myers Hewlett

    Philanthropy Now podcast: Getting to know Kimberly Myers Hewlett

    05/02/2020 Duración: 10min

    Kimberly Myers Hewlett is one of the newest additions to the SVCF leadership team. Serving as senior vice president, donor engagement, she leads SVCF's efforts to build and bolster relationships between SVCF donors and local nonprofits. In this episode, SVCF Executive Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Melissa Daar Carvajal, speaks with Hewlett about her background and her initial observations since joining SVCF. They also discuss what inspires her to work in philanthropy and her vision for donor engagement moving forward. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org 

  • Philanthropy Now Podcast: Student Support is Critical to College Completion

    Philanthropy Now Podcast: Student Support is Critical to College Completion

    22/01/2020 Duración: 22min

    Over the last decade, government funding for higher education has decreased by more than $9 billion dollars. The rising costs of a college education have primarily fallen on students and their families. Through partnerships with local nonprofits and generous donors, SVCF offers a variety of innovative scholarships that provide students not only with needed funds, but with coaching and support services to help them successfully graduate from college. Last year SVCF managed 47 scholarship programs, which awarded more than $2.5 million in awards to 500 different recipients. In this episode, SVCF Scholarships Officer Dean Taylor talks with Savonna Stender-Bondesson, Coach Supervisor for Pivotal, a nonprofit helping foster youth enter and graduate from college, and Sarah Gentle, a Pivotal Scholar. Their conversation highlights the challenges students face and the successes of Pivotal's Bay Area program. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org 

  • Philanthropy Now Podcast: Why We Need to Think About Housing Differently, with author Alex Schafran

    Philanthropy Now Podcast: Why We Need to Think About Housing Differently, with author Alex Schafran

    08/01/2020 Duración: 21min

    Scholar, teacher and activist Alex Schafran tells a powerful story of "the suburbanization of poverty, the failures of regional planning, urban sprawl, NIMBYism and political fragmentation between middle class white environmentalists and communities of color," in his recent book The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics. In this episode, Schafran and SVCF Housing and Transportation Program Officer Vinita Goyal share their thoughts on recent housing successes, following legislative wins at the state level. They also discuss the popular "3 Ps" housing framework which focuses on protection, preservation and production, and tackle big questions like what to prioritize and how to incorporate diverse perspectives. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org  

  • Twenty Years of Community Impact

    Twenty Years of Community Impact

    18/12/2019 Duración: 20min

    Vice President of Community Impact, Manuel Santamaria, has worked at Silicon Valley Community Foundation for more than 20 years, joining SVCF's predecessor, the Peninsula Community Foundation, in 1999 as a program officer. In this episode, Manny sits down with SVCF Senior Vice President of Public Policy, Gina Dalma, to share some of his career highlights, philanthropy trends he is seeing, learning opportunities and what keeps him energized after two decades in the field. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

  • Collaboration is key to tackling Silicon Valley’s challenges 

    Collaboration is key to tackling Silicon Valley’s challenges 

    04/12/2019 Duración: 29min

    In this podcast episode, Silicon Valley Community Foundation is pleased to feature a conversation between SVCF board member Wade Loo and Nicole Taylor, our president and CEO.  Wade has been a board member since 2015, and Nicole has now been at her post for 11 months. Listen in on their conversation, in which they reflect on 2019 and discuss what’s ahead in 2020.  In our 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

  • Addressing California’s retirement crisis 

    Addressing California’s retirement crisis 

    20/11/2019 Duración: 24min

    This past July, the State of California rolled out a new program called CalSavers – an affordable retirement savings program for workers who do not have access to a retirement benefit through their employer. This program will help more than 7.5 million Californians and more than 300,000 workers in Silicon Valley to begin saving for retirement and more.  In this episode, Alexandra Bastien, SVCF’s Financial Stability Program Officer, speaks with Bianca Blomquist, Northern California Outreach Manager at Small Business Majority, about the role of philanthropy in supporting outreach for this ambitious new program and promoting financial security for all Californians.  In our 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

  • Interrogating Gender Assumptions with Riki Wilchins

    Interrogating Gender Assumptions with Riki Wilchins

    06/11/2019 Duración: 17min

    Riki Wilchins is a leading author, activist and gender theorist as well as the founder of the first national transgender advocacy group, GenderPAC. Her work has been instrumental in bringing transgender rights into the mainstream LGBT movement and increasing awareness of how gender norms connect to issues of race and class. Access the full show notes at siliconvalleycf.org

  • Improving Equity Through Immigration Legal Services

    Improving Equity Through Immigration Legal Services

    23/10/2019 Duración: 25min

    SVCF recently provided a grant to support the Silicon Valley Pro Bono Immigration Network (SVPBIN), a project housed within the Tahirih Justice Center that aims to increase access to no cost, culturally competent, and linguistically appropriate immigration legal services in Silicon Valley. In this episode, Anne Im, SVCF's Immigration Program Officer, Zulma Maciel, Director of the City of San Jose’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, and Chriselle Raguro, Coordinating Attorney for the Silicon Valley Pro Bono Immigration Network, discuss how the network will support local immigrant needs. In our 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 

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

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

    09/10/2019 Duración: 16min

    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 

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

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

    25/09/2019 Duración: 18min

    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 Jose's plan to bring universal connectivity to 50,000 households in the next ten years and discuss philanthropy's role in the Digital Inclusion Fund. In our 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

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