Silicon Valley Community Foundation (CA)



Silicon Valley Community Foundation is focused on innovative solutions that solve problems and improve the quality of life throughout San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.


As a new community foundation, SVCF has examined the diverse needs across its region, evaluated the best practices of its parent foundations and incorporated community input before launching a new set of grantmaking strategies.

Recent News from Silicon Valley Community Foundation


Who will get Powell Jobs' $3.5B gift for climate work?
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, Lilly Endowment

The website Inside Philanthropy first reported on Waverley's DAF contributions ... does much of her philanthropic work through Emerson...more

The African Diaspora Network Invests In Black American Entrepreneurs - Forbes
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

To be considered for the program, the organization must have been founded or co-lead by a Black entrepreneur and have a social impact. Organizations can be...more

Women, minorities manage 17% of major foundations' assets :: WRAL.com
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Knight Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Tulsa Community Foundation

By ALEX DANIELS of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Chronicle of Philanthropy. Less than 20% of the assets held by major foundations is invested by...more

Women, minorities manage 17% of major foundations' assets | National | wdrb.com
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Knight Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Tulsa Community Foundation

The Gates Foundation, the largest private philanthropy in the United States with about $50 billion in assets, participated, but the study did not...more

Women, Minorities Manage Only 17% Of Major Foundations' Assets
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Casey Family Programs, Knight Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Tulsa Community Foundation

Less than 20% of the assets held by major foundations is invested by outside firms run by women or people of color, according to a report released Thursday. The report found that 30 of the largest...more

This Community Foundation Wants to Change the Face of Who Controls Wealth
Foundation: East Bay Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

She found her way into the world of impact investing — investments that offer positive social or environmental returns in addition to financial...more

Name dropping | Business publication honors Christina Glynn
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Among the women named to this year's Woman of Influence class are Silicon Valley Community Foundation president and CEO Nicole Taylor and...more

The California Black Freedom Fund Invests Nearly $9 Million in 74 Black-led Power-Building Groups
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

“We are deeply grateful to be working with Silicon Valley Community Foundation and others as effective allies and supporters in this vital movement...more

EPACENTER helps youth build creativity and skills | Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Photo Credit: Chris Bagley Silicon Valley is full of innovation and creativity, but not everyone has the resources to act on that creativity —...more

How Long Should It Take to Give Away Millions?
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

“The gap between social need and private philanthropic resources was always big,” said Stanley N. Katz, a philanthropy expert at Princeton, “but...more



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