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SVCF 2019 2019 Annual Report

A Community Catalyst for Change

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


The events of 2020 have altered our world forever. But we know – based on the fundamental mission of SVCF to serve those in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties who lack equitable access to things like education, housing and, yes, justice – that we must be a vital part of creating a better future. Our work in 2019 and in years past, and the work we have been doing in 2020, is all a testament to the local know-how and charitable resources we can leverage as we address this changed world.



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By the Numbers

$1.26 billion granted to 5,752 charitable organizations

Through our donors’ generosity, we helped students with continuing education, worked to protect residents from eviction, encouraged civic engagement and more.


Key 2019 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


We strive to live our values every day and incorporate them into our work.


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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