As Silicon Valley faces an unprecedented housing crisis, a group of SVCF donors has come together to pool their resources and collaborate on philanthropic solutions through the Donor Circle for Safety Net: Housing at SVCF.
The donor circle, one of four at SVCF, is open to any SVCF donor and provides a way for like-minded philanthropists to join together to have a greater impact on specific causes.
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For Mendelsohn, being part of the donor circle is a way for her to take action on the lack of affordable housing, which she sees as not only a quality-of-life issue, but also a “humanitarian crisis.”
The growing homeless population and shortages of workers for stores, restaurants and schools affect everyone who lives in the area,” she says. “Having no home, or constantly worrying about losing their home, puts an enormous strain on individuals and families, which takes a toll on their physical and emotional health – and particularly affects children and their ability to grow and learn.
The donor circle members meet every other month to collaborate, learn from guest speakers and discuss upcoming grant opportunities.
Read the full article about donor circles from Silicon Valley Community Foundation
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