Community Endowment

By supporting Silicon Valley Community Foundation's Community Endowment Fund you are helping to catalyze change and fund innovative solutions to the region's most challenging problems.

The Community Endowment Fund is a permanent charitable resource that grows through your support and provides much-needed funding to local nonprofit organizations. When you give to the endowment, you're helping to meet the needs of our community today, and for years to come. Your gift supports the Peninsula and Silicon Valley in perpetuity.

Meeting Needs Today and Tomorrow

There is a real need for a flexible, unrestricted fund to respond quickly to local needs. And if a natural disaster or other unforeseen event should occur, the endowment enables the foundation to step in and provide emergency support. The Community Endowment Fund is, in effect, a savings account protecting and serving the needs of our region.

We invest and manage the endowment to provide long-term growth and flexibility, to address our community's most pressing needs. The foundation is rigorous in evaluating the impact of our grantmaking, so donors can be assured that their investments are making a real difference in the lives of all who live in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

With the Community Endowment Fund, anyone can be a philanthropist. There is no minimum requirement on gifts.

Donations can be made in cash, stock, real estate, through your will or trust, or by clicking on the button above. Contributors of $10,000 or more to the Community Endowment Fund may also join the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Legacy Society; and contributions of $50,000 or more may establish a named endowed fund.


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