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

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

Around Town: Children's Health Council prepares to search for new leader
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Nicole Taylor, president and CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation, chats with Melissa Daar Carvajal, executive VP of marketing...more

Same Difference: Two Halves of the Hippocampus Have Strikingly Different Gene Activity
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

... award UL1TR001105), the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, HCA-A-1704-01747), and...more

Two Silicon Valley Foundations Launch $10 Million Effort to Support Local Latinx Communities
Foundation: Applied Materials Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Packard Foundation

This equity gap is exacerbated by a dearth of philanthropic support for ... The report ultimately called on Silicon Valley philanthropy to increase...more

Donors Race to Aid India During Covid Surge
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

The catastrophic wave of Covid-19 in India has prompted donors to send millions of dollars to the country, which Tuesday crossed the grim mark of more than 20 million cases of the killer disease....more

Black leaders address vaccination efforts in Silicon Valley
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation

San Jose has the lowest score in the South Bay, according to the index. Burke-Harris called on organizations like Silicon Valley Community...more

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Senay Ataselim-Yilmaz, Chief Operating Officer, Turkish Philanthropy Funds, writes that philanthropy often solves the very problems that stems from market failure. Some social issues, however,  cannot be tackled by questioning the return on investment.

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