Director, Public Policy
Pete Weldy serves as Director of Public Policy at Silicon Valley Community Foundation where he is part of the public policy team, which leads lobbying, policy development and government affairs activities for the Foundation. In this role, Pete supports the development and implementation of policy solutions that address the most pressing community needs, including issues relating to early childhood development, K-12 education, affordable housing, transportation, immigration, economic security and civic participation.
Pete also led the Foundation’s successful Choose Children 2018 campaign, which sought to make young children and families a priority in the 2018 California Governor’s race. He also led the planning for the largest televised debate in California history, hosted in partnership with NBC.
Prior to joining SVCF, Pete served as the Director of Policy and Research at the Indiana Department of Education where he led the development of a new strategic plan, as well as led the Superintendent’s efforts to expand early childhood programs around the state. In Indiana, he also served as Chief Legislative Aid to the Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives.
Pete is a former teacher and received his Bachelor of Arts in Music and Education from Butler University in Indianapolis. In addition to his work at SVCF, Pete spends too much time rooting for the Oakland A’s, Indiana Pacers and Purdue Boilermakers. He lives in San Francisco with his partner Karla and their two cats.