Monthly Archives: January 2019

Charter, Public Health, and Catholic Charity Interests Help Launch “Disruptive” Pay for Success Program

Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Part Four Click here for the introduction and parts one, two, three, and five. In a 2013 interview for the Mission Investors Exchange publication, “Community Foundation Field Guide to Impact Investing,” Chief Giving Officer Ellen Clement Glass stated there had been talk of exploring impact investing as early as 2006, before the […]

Philanthropy’s lesser known weapons: PRIs, MRIs and DAFs

Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Part Three Here for introduction and parts one, two, four, and five. Last year, the 800+ community foundations in the United States held a combined total of over $91 billion in assets and awarded $8.3 billion in grants. As non-profits are incorporated into the “evidence-based” impact agenda, it is important to keep […]

To Serve Man: It’s A Cookbook!

Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Part Two  Here for the introduction and parts one, three, four, and five. Not only is the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) among the largest foundations in the country, it is also situated in the belly of the beast. The Bay Area is where vast amounts of venture capital have combined with […]

Silicon Valley’s Social Impact Deal Maker

Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Part One Here for the introduction and parts two, three, four and five. Feature image is from this New York Times article. The Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) has been a key player in outcomes-based contracting test cases emerging in the Bay Area over the past five years (here for more […]

Toxic Philanthropy Part Three: The Silicon Valley Community Foundation

I spent quite a few hours over winter break exploring various aspects of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s (SVCF) operations and have prepared a series of posts documenting what I have found thus far. This series is intended to provide context for my previous research on Pay for Success pilot programs being rolled out in […]