Diversity and Inclusion

When SVCF launched as a new community foundation on Jan. 1, 2007, we placed diversity among our guiding principles.

We seek to live out these principles by ensuring that the staff we hire, the projects we implement and the grantmaking work we do reflect the many cultures of our region. In doing so, we partner with the world and are able to make a difference in our local communities and beyond as we foster inclusion and celebrate diversity.

SVCF's commitment to diversity and inclusion is also reflected in our work across various initiatives and publications. Learn more about SVCF's investment manager diversity here, and view a selection of our publications below: 

Reasons for Hope Campaign

Foundation Ad 2016
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In July 2016, SVCF joined 37 other foundations to make a public statement emphasizing our commitment to creating constructive community dialogue to address these issues.  

SVCF was a signatory on the ad pictured at right. The ad ran in newspapers across the United States, including the Baltimore Sun, Detroit News/Detroit Free Press, New Michigan, Houston Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Sacramento Bee, Miami Herald, New York Times and the Washington Post.  


SVCF Magazine Articles

Education Economic Security Diversity Immigration

Making Math Work


What if we could erase the achievement gap for English learners?

Circle of Respect

Value Added: Diversity in Tech

What if we could have a courageous conversation about race? 

What if Afghan women truly had opportunities to improve their lives?

Mobilized Citizens – tech tools smooth the path to naturalization for Silicon Valley’s Immigrants

Beyond Bias – Immigrant Integration programs tackle anti-Muslim attitudes

What if we had a real conversation about immigration reform?


Reports and Whitepapers

Inequality and Economic Security in Silicon Valley

The Fallacy of a Post-Racial America

Held Back – Addressing Misplacement of 9th Grade Students in Bay Area School Math Classes

Investment Manager Diversity Report

Investment Manager Diversity – The Hardest Taboo to Break

The Bay Area Muslim Study:  Establishing Community and Identity

Giving young men of color a better chance at employment by 'banning the box'

Supreme Court deadlock is a setback; SVCF’s commitment to long-term immigration reform is unwavering

Time to Act: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap

On the Shoulders of Generations – Philanthropy in the Indian Community of Silicon Valley

Disrupt Bias! Creating Tech Workplaces that Work for Everyone

San Mateo County – Immigrant Focus

For Generations to Come:  Chinese American Philanthropy in the Bay Area

Immigration Impact Brief – Making a Difference for Immigrants in Silicon Valley



My Brother's Keeper - San Jose Summit

My Brother's Keeper - East Palo Alto