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.

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.

Stories About Our Impact

Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County

A grant from SVCF's Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund helped the Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County shift its operations and transform one of its five clubhouses into an emergency childcare center for frontline workers during the pandemic.

Working Partnerships

Shelter-in-place orders and the mandated quarantine made it difficult for many to access public assistance programs in person. With grant funding from SVCF, Working Partnerships was able to hire additional staff to scale up support for the community.

Second Harvest

In a podcast hosted by SVCF, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley’s CEO Leslie Bacho discusses how her organization dealt with the food supply challenges caused by the pandemic.

COVID-19 BLACK

We have seen that Black communities face higher COVID-19 infection and mortality rates. Hear how COVID-19 has disproportionately affected Black communities, why such disparate health inequities exist and what the COVID-19 Black initaitive is doing to make a difference.

Project WeHope

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Project WeHOPE used grant funding from Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Regional Nonprofit Emergency Fund to provide critical services, like hand washing stations and virtual medical assessments, to unhoused residents.

Stories of Impact

To augment our region's social safety nets amid the COVID-19 pandemic, SVCF launched relief funds to help our neighbors struggling between paying rent or putting food on the table. With the generous support of donors and partners, SVCF bolsters the efforts of nonprofit organizations striving to make a difference in our communities.