Community Foundation Stories

Silicon Valley Community Foundation Holiday Train

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Holiday Train Delivers Cheer from San Francisco to South Bay Decorated with thousands of lights, Caltrain Holiday Train, presented by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, will draw visitors to nine Caltrain stations on the evenings of Saturday, Dec. 6 and Sunday, Dec. 7. Kids (and grownups) can pose for pictures with Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and other [...]

Senate Resolution No.60

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Introduced by Senator Mitchell, Beall, Hancock, Hill and Jackson August 19, 2014 View (PDF Here)

Misplaced

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Why are students who succeed in algebra being left behind?  By Janet Rae Dupree From Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Spring 2014 View Article (PDF Here)

The San Diego Foundation and Climate Education Partners Provide Leadership on Regional Preparedness for Climate Change

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Picture your favorite childhood escape or a vacation destination you frequented with loved ones. Now, you are surprised by a child tugging at your sleeve asking, “What are you doing to address the impacts of climate change?” Most of us would never have imagined the tragedies that faced the country in the last decade — [...]

Momentum building, HOPE SF updates

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Right now is a very exciting time for HOPE SF. With one year of on-the-ground work in Hunters View completed, we are pleased to share this update on impact, successes, and strategies moving forward. – See more

The Voices of HOPE SF Youth

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Last month, I joined with our HOPE SF cohort to hear the results of our latest assessment, focusing on the experience of youth living in HOPE SF sites. Working with San Francisco State’s Health Equity Institute’s public health graduate students, and with the Youth Leadership Institute (YLI) for seven months, ten young people who live in four [...]

The San Francisco Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners

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Led by The San Francisco Foundation, Enterprise Community Partners, and the City and County of San Francisco, the partnership for HOPE SF is a public-private partnership that takes an integrated approach to address generational poverty that has yet to be broken in the most distressed public housing in the Bayview, Potrero Hill, and Visitacion Valley [...]

The San Francisco Foundation -Opportunity Fund

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Onigilly—a local Japanese food business—opened its second location at Four Embarcadero. With some help from La Cocina and Opportunity Fund—both organizations supported by The San Francisco Foundation – See more

San Francisco Foundation Successful Partnership Leverages $2.1M for Bay Area Projects

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We are pleased to announce that The San Francisco Foundation is continuing and expanding our longstanding partnership with The Calvert Foundation through our Program-Related Investment Fund. Our new $350,000 investment will be leveraged six times, supporting $2.1 million in lending to Bay Area projects. – See more

Avid about AVID Student credits success to Destino grantee

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As freshman Giovanni Rosales walks across the campus of California State University, Northridge, he observes two types of students. “I can actually see the difference between an AVID student and a regular student because you see their motivation and determination to be successful,” he said. Moorpark Unified School District’s AVID program, or Advancement Via Individual [...]