About SVCF

SVCF About Us

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a regional catalyst, connector and collaborator.

We bring the resources and skills of donors, business, government and community to solve some of our region's toughest challenges. We promote philanthropy in our region and support philanthropists to invest with impact. Through advocacy, research, policy and grantmaking, we seek systemic solutions to drive enduring community change.

In 2020, we adopted these four strategic impact goals:

REDUCING SYSTEMIC DISPARITIES
Equity is vital our communities’ long-term success. We support policies, people and actions that build equity by investing in these cornerstone issues: the well-being of Silicon Valley's young children; advancing financial stability for all Silicon Valley residents; and increasing access to stable and affordable housing.

BUILDING STRONG AND ENGAGED COMMUNITIES
We help catalyze community power to solve the region’s toughest challenges.

GROWING THE CULTURE AND PRACTICE OF EFFECTIVE PHILANTHROPY
We are uniquely positioned to connect donors and aggregate philanthropic capital to help tackle the region's most pressing issues. We offer philanthropists excellent service, experienced insight and unparalleled partnerships.

ACTING AS A TRUSTED AND ENDURING INSTITUTION FOR THE COMMUNITY
We are measured by the positive results we achieve, and we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards. We will stand the test of time because philanthropists and the broader community turn to us for leadership and guidance when help is needed and challenges arise.

How We Work With You

Community leadership requires collaboration, and we partner with other foundations, corporations, nonprofits, donors and government agencies on cross-sector solutions that multiply our reach and impact. Our credibility and determination to objectively identify solutions for overall benefit gives us the unique ability to link diverse groups, with different agendas, together in a common effort. Our leadership has led to significant progress on difficult issues such as education reform, the child welfare system, economic security, social equity and environmental awareness.