Community Impact

At SVCF, community is at the heart of what we do. Learn about our strategic initiatives, grantmaking, public policy and more!

Local Stories About Our Impact

Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County

A grant from SVCF's Nonprofit Regional Fund helped the Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County stay afloat during the COVID-10 pandemic, and offered direct services to frontline workers by providing emergency childcare. It quickly transformed one of its five clubhouses into an emergency childcare center — no simple feat.

Working Partnerships

Shelter-in-place orders and the mandated quarantine have made it difficult for many to access public assistance programs in person. Many immigrants often feel more comfortable seeking trusted information through face-to-face interactions. With grant funding from SVCF, Working Partnerships was able to hire additional staff to scale up support for the community.

Second Harvest

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley’s mission is to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one. In this podcast, two leaders analyze the changes in needs they’ve seen in the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, complications and opportunities presented by shifts in the food supply chain and Second Harvest’s areas of focus.


COVID-19 has only exacerbated existing inequities, and we have seen that the COVID-19 death-rate among Black individuals is increasing at an alarming rate in our communities. Hear how the Black community has been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, why such disparate health inequities exist and what COVID-19 BLACK 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.