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With local groups, Silicon Valley Community Foundation partners on The Big Lift to reduce absentee rates and summer learning loss for early learners.

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Central Valley Community Foundation: The Big Tell

October 30, 2018

The Central Valley Community Foundation (CVCF)’s 2017 Arts and Culture grant cycle focused on storytelling through film, which led to the creation of The Big Tell: a film contest featuring undiscovered stories from California’s great Central Valley.

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