SVCF's 10th Anniversary

In 2017, SVCF celebrated 10 years of impact.

Since SVCF was formed in 2007, the institution has been a leader in addressing our communities’ most challenging problems and helping families, individuals and corporations manage their philanthropy – locally, nationally and globally.

Impact at a glance

From 2007-17, SVCF:

  • Awarded nearly $4.3 billion total in grants from all types of SVCF funds around the world
  • Awarded $2.3 billion (of the total $4.3 billion in grants) to charities in the nine-county Bay Area
  • Grown to support 2,001 charitable funds for individuals, families, corporations and more
  • Become the largest community foundation in the world, with more than $8 billion in assets under management

Making a difference through our local grantmaking strategies

SVCF is committed to making an impact on our community's most challenging problems. Our local strategic grantmaking focuses on four key areas: economic security, education, immigration and building strong communities. Read about our work in each of these areas through our reports below:

Economic Security



Building Strong Communities

Economic Security


Immigration Building Strong Communities

Special anniversary grants

To celebrate our anniversary, SVCF offered a special round of grants in 2017. These Anniversary Grants awarded $100,000 each to 10 nonprofits working in these key areas: education, economic security, immigration, building strong communities, and civic engagement and participation through technology. Learn more!

About our first decade

Two reports chronicled SVCF's work and impact throughout its first decade. As stated in "The World is Home" report, "SVCF has redefined the nature of community and what it means to be a community foundation. It has earned a reputation both locally and globally for trusted leadership, transparency, neutrality, creativity, competence and compassion."

10 Years of Impact

World is Home

10 Years of Innovation and Impact

The World is Home: Case Study on SVCF's 10 Years of Impact

Learn more about SVCF

Use the resources below to learn more about our work and impact: