Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision:

Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems, engaging donors to make our region and world a better place for all.

Our Mission:

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a comprehensive center of philanthropy. Through visionary leadership, strategic grantmaking and world-class experiences, we partner with donors to strengthen the common good locally and throughout the world.

Our Values:

Our values guide us as we make important decisions that drive us toward improving our community and our world.

  • COURAGE - We tackle the toughest challenges. We speak up and take risks to fight for justice, equity and lasting systemic change. 
  • COLLABORATION - We partner with people everywhere. We learn from and work with each other, our community and nonprofit partners and donors to achieve positive impact.
  • INCLUSION - We elevate diverse voices. We are most impactful when our organization and  our work include people from varied backgrounds, opinions and perspectives.
  • RESPECT- We listen deeply and treat each other with kindness. We ask for and seek to understand the ideas of those we serve.
  • ACCOUNTABILITY - We take responsibility. We expect transparency and accountability from ourselves and the social systems we seek to improve.