SVCF Philanthropy Now Podcast

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May 24, 2017

In this episode, we hear from SVCF CEO and President Emmett Carson on a panel about the new book The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age by David Callahan. Alongside the book's author, Emmett discusses the developing style of philanthropy pursued by some of the world's wealthiest people, and how it can help fuel a Renaissance of philanthropy.

Emmett and David discuss how the huge influx of wealth to donors is creating a more diversified, decentralized style of philanthropy. Rather than fitting in with the traditional large foundation approach of the past, donors today are going deep into important issues and forming partnerships with the foundations they help fund. They also take audience questions and debate the realities of wealth being concentrated among so few people, and how entrepreneurship is shaping new philanthropic efforts. 

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May 10, 2017

On the show today we're hearing from our VP of Government Relations Gina Dalma and Zulma Maciel from the City of San Jose's Office of Immigrant Affairs. Gina and Zulma have a conversation about the current fears in our immigrant community here in Silicon Valley, for undocumented and visa-holding immigrant families alike. 

They wrap up by covering SB6, the critical bill that would implement true due process for all people in California courts and would go a long way to fund and provide legal services for immigrant families dealing with legal and immigration issues. 

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May 3, 2017

This week our Chief Community Impact Officer, Erica Wood, gives us an introduction to SVCF new report, San Mateo County’s Forgotten South Coast Residents.  

Erica shares how the idea of the report came to fruition, and why it's just the beginning of great work that the community will do in the region. She also tells some of the particularly impactful stories detailed in the report, spanning housing shortages, barriers to education, and limited access to healthcare. 

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