What’s to Become of SVCF’s Fundraiser with San Francisco Nonprofits Now in the Mix?

Until now, only San Mateo, Santa Clara and San Benito County nonprofits could participate in the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's annual online fundraiser. Now SF groups can get in on the action too.
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Which Funder Is Giving Big for Early Literacy in San Mateo County?

Alarming statistics spawned the creation of the Big Lift, a San Mateo County effort to make at least 80 percent of youngsters literate by 2020. But it takes a massive foundation to get things moving. Cue the SVCF.
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Inside SVCF’s New Center for Early Learning

Earlier this month, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) announced the formation of a new center aimed at improving early childhood education programs in the Silicon Valley. Avo Makdessian will be the program’s new director, leaving his previous position of Policy Director at First 5 Santa Clara County.
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Where the Silicon Valley Community Foundation is Putting its Teacher Development Money

SVCF's education grantmaking puts a big emphasis on teacher development and training strategies in the field of mathematics. It recently made a $768,407 commitment to helping Bay Area middle school teachers develop their mathematics instruction skills.
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