From Local to Global | How Silicon Valley Tech Companies Invest in Community

From Local to Global | How Silicon Valley Tech Companies Invest in Community

Silicon Valley tech companies are touchpoints in today’s society for many issues: technological advance, the speed of communication, the rise of the gig economy, and the growth of tremendous wealth for investors. The casual, jeans-and-hoodie culture of the valley proves that there’s a different way to create value. That extends way beyond financial value to corporate philanthropy and good corporate citizenship. From immigration to workforce training these companies invest in the projects that matter most in their communities large and small. Silicon Valley Community Foundation is, fittingly, the largest community foundation in the world. SVCF provides strategic advice and logistical support to ensure member companies invest in the most impactful projects. Through this series sponsored by SVCF we explore some of these stories of corporate impact.

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When Policy Gets Personal: Postmates Takes a Stand for Immigrants' Rights
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May 2, 2019 10:00 AM ET
Silicon Valley Companies Come Together to Support Women of Color in Tech
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Apr 30, 2019 12:30 PM ET
“Matter to a Million” Global Giving Partnership Celebrates Five Years, $21M in Loans
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Dec 10, 2018 9:35 AM ET
Why Everyone Should Care About Census 2020
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Sep 24, 2018 9:15 AM ET
When Disaster Strikes: Companies Plan for Employee Catastrophic Assistance
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