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2018 Annual Report 2018 Annual Report

A Community Catalyst for Change

Where donors, business, government and nonprofits come together to cultivate vital and sustainable communities.


Putting community at the center of the community foundation

I was honored to join SVCF as its president and CEO in late December 2018. I began my tenure with a listening tour. I met people living in Silicon Valley, working here, running companies, and serving in our local governments. Some I met struggle to make their rent, and others want to give back to communities where they’ve done well and raised their children. I want all of these voices to come together with the voices of those of us here at the community foundation.



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By the Numbers

$1.4 billion granted to 6,110 charitable organizations

SVCF’s grantmaking hit a record-high. Through our donors’ generosity, we helped send students to after-school programs, protected residents from eviction, filled food banks and more.


Key 2018 Figures


Granted to charities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties


Granted to charities in other Bay Area counties


Charities received SVCF grants


Scholarships awarded


In 2018, staff dedicated themselves to redefining our core values. We know we must carry out those new values every day.


We tackle the toughest challenges. We speak up and take risks to fight for justice, equity and lasting systemic change.


We partner with people everywhere. We learn from and work with each other, our community and nonprofit partners and donors to achieve positive impact.


We elevate diverse voices. We are most impactful when our organization and our work include people from varied backgrounds, opinions and perspectives.


We listen deeply and treat each other with kindness. We ask for and seek to understand the ideas of those we serve.


We take responsibility. We expect transparency and accountability from ourselves and the social systems we seek to improve.


Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a community catalyst for positive change

We partner with donors, business, government and community to solve our region’s toughest challenges and to cultivate vital and sustainable communities.


Board & Advisors

Our board represents the Silicon Valley community, bringing together nonprofit, corporate, government and philanthropic leaders.


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