Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF)
Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.
Since SVCF formed in 2007, they have become the largest community foundation in the world, with more than $8 billion in assets under management.
They partner with families, individuals and corporations to manage and facilitate their philanthropy. They connect donors’ interests to the most pressing needs, whether in Silicon Valley or around the globe. As a comprehensive center for philanthropy, SVCF shapes critical public policy issues, partners with nonprofit groups and institutions advancing the best ideas and directs resources swiftly and strategically toward unforeseen needs.
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a donor-advised community foundation that serves the Silicon Valley community.
They serve as a catalyst and leader for innovative solutions to the region’s most challenging problems and give more money to charities than any other community foundation in the United States. The community foundation has approximately $3 billion in assets under management and more than 1,650 philanthropic funds. As Silicon Valley’s center of philanthropy, they provide individuals, families and corporations with simple and effective ways to give locally and around the world.
They play a role in addressing the social, economic, and environmental challenges of their communities. SVCF provides leadership, expertise and capital to help address social issues in their region. They also serve as a resource for nonprofit, civic, government and philanthropic organizations. There are four primary ways in which they contribute:
Commission Research: They commission research to identify emerging issues, monitor trends and provide analysis. To read about research they have recently commissioned, visit the Publications page.
Conduct Public Discussions: They bring people together to engage in discussion and problem solving. These events often stimulate new insights while encouraging diverse perspectives. Check their calendar for information on upcoming events and discussions.
Advocate: They take principled positions on critical issues and advocate policy outcomes. To learn more about policy, visit the Publications page.
Create Initiatives: They often launch initiatives and special projects, partnering with other foundations, corporations, nonprofits, donors and government agencies to work on specific topics or issues.
Who They Work With
Community leadership requires collaboration, and they partner with other foundations, corporations, nonprofits, donors and government agencies on cross-sector solutions that multiply their reach and impact. Their credibility and determination to objectively identify solutions for overall benefit gives us the unique ability to link diverse groups, with different agendas, together in a common effort. Their leadership has led to significant progress on difficult issues such as education reform, the child welfare system, economic security, social equity and environmental awareness.