Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Mountain View, CA   |  www.siliconvalleycf.org

Mission

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a community catalyst for positive change. We partner with donors, businesses, government and community to solve our region’s toughest challenges and to cultivate vital and sustainable communities.

Ruling year info

2006

President & CEO

Ms. Nicole Taylor

Main address

2440 West El Camino Real Ste 300

Mountain View, CA 94040 USA

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EIN

20-5205488

NTEE code info

Community Foundations (T31)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (S12)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Donor Advised Funds

Silicon Valley Community Foundation offers several types of funds that enable donors to support charitable organizations and initiatives aligned with their values and philanthropic interests. Donor advised funds enable donors to recommend grant recipients, subject to community foundation due diligence and approval. Hundreds of individuals and families partner with Silicon Valley Community Foundation, utilizing the community foundation’s services and expertise to make their giving easy and effective. By creating a donor advised fund, individuals can organize all charitable activities through one expertly managed and cost-effective charitable vehicle.

Population(s) Served
Adults

As a community foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation awards grants to nonprofits serving San Mateo and Santa Clara counties that work in its strategic areas of focus: early childhood development, housing, and financial security.

SVCF also issues grants through its Community Action Grants Program, which invests in organizations led by and serving people of color in the areas of arts and culture, environment, health, media and journalism, immigration, neighborhoods, faith, and civic participation. Created in response to recommendations from its community partners, the Community Action Grants program uses a racial justice and equity lens to identify and support organizations that foster greater creativity and help build community and power to promote a just, equitable and inclusive Silicon Valley.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Silicon Valley Community Foundation offers an array of services to facilitate and manage corporate philanthropy. From start-ups to global corporations to family-owned businesses, corporate partners have found that turning to the charitable expertise, administrative help and flexibility offered by the community foundation is much more efficient than setting up a private corporate foundation. With the community foundation providing strategic support and managing grant processing, corporate fund advisors can focus on helping their employees volunteer and on improving their communities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Estimated number of funding dollars secured for the sector

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric is specific to the amount of funding SVCF and its institutional partners and donors dedicated granted in it's two-county region Santa Clara, CA and San Mateo, CA.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

1. Reducing systemic disparities

2. Cultivating a strong and engaged community

3. Promoting a culture and practice of effective philanthropy

4. Being a trusted and enduring institution for the community

To achieve equity in our community, SVCF is focused on three strategy areas: power, partnerships, and policies.

1. Power: We build community power by supporting leaders of color and their organizations through capacity-building and supporting the movements they are leading.

2. Partnerships: We bring together nonprofits and community-based organizations, local and state government officials, funders, companies, individuals and families to tackle long-term challenges like affordable housing, or immediate crises like access to food and shelter during disasters.

3. Policies: We support policies and solutions that end systemic inequities and oppression, with a focus on core issues that build equity including financial security, affordable housing, and early childhood development.

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SVCF is planning a comprehensive evaluation framework, to be implemented in 2022, that will focus both on process and community outcome metrics. The development of SVCF’s evaluation framework will be led by our newly hired director of learning and evaluation and informed by community partners and residents with lived experience to identify metrics that reflect their needs.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Board of directors
as of 11/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Wade Loo

Former Partner, KPMG

Term: 2021 - 2022

Wade Loo

Retired Partner, KPMG LLP

Alan Zafran

IEQ Capital

Daniel Perez

Reconext

Greta Hansen

County of Santa Clara

Issac Vaughn

Zenefits

Judy Miner

Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Julie Kwon

McDermott Will & Emery

Kate Mitchell

Scale Venture Partners

Larry Kramer

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Luz Urrutia

Accion Opportunity Fund

Marie Huber

eBay, Inc.

Mauricio Simbeck

Milagros de Mexico

Rebecca Guerra

Consultant

Shannon Nash

Reputation

Nicole Taylor

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 08/04/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data