Giving & Investing

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is here to help you develop a highly personalized approach to giving.

Working closely with community foundation staff, donors like you can take advantage of our innovative and world-class philanthropic services to ensure that your giving leaves a lasting impact and legacy.

By partnering with the community foundation, you will have the chance to become inspired and inspire others with your philanthropy, be innovative in your giving and make a genuine impact in the community.


We offer several types of funds to help simplify your philanthropy and allow you to focus on making a difference. Learn more about the differences between donor advised funds, designated funds, field of interest funds and more.

Then explore our exceptional investment options which allow you to grow or preserve the fund over time to maximize your philanthropic impact.

Finally, contact the community foundation or download all the information you need in order begin achieving your charitable goals today!


By establishing a charitable fund with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, you gain the expertise and services of our staff and avoid the paperwork, time and expense of running your own private foundation.

We will work with you to create a giving program that is customized to your passions and assets, all while keeping in line with your personal and financial goals.


We also offer a full suite of estate planning options, from funds that support the causes you care about in perpetuity, to trusts that allow you to receive income during your life and leave a lasting legacy after you are gone.

The Community Endowment Fund is a permanent charitable resource that grows through your support and provides much-needed funding to outstanding local nonprofit organizations.

When you give to the endowment, you are helping to meet the needs of our community today and for years to come. Learn more about our current grantmaking strategies and how we are making a difference in our community.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is not engaged in rendering legal, financial, or tax advice. Information in our publications and on our website is provided as a service to provide general information about charitable giving. Many topics related to charitable giving have complexities and nuances that cannot be adequately detailed in brief articles or announcements. Individuals’ personal situations may vary. Please consult your financial or legal advisor. Performance data is based on past performance and is no guarantee of future results. If you would like to report discrepancies with information presented, please contact us at