Corporate Advised Funds

Establishing a corporate advised fund with Silicon Valley Community Foundation is effective and efficient. It is a convenient, flexible way for companies to give back to local and international communities. Our expert staff works with companies of all sizes to develop customized corporate philanthropy programs designed to achieve impact. Get started by opening a fund.

Advantages of a corporate advised fund include:

  • Easily suggest grants outside the United States. We are experts in international giving.
  • Ability to outsource all or part of your corporate philanthropy program.
  • No legal liability. SVCF remains in full compliance with state and federal regulations related to grants and contributions.
  • Name your corporate advised fund and issue grants in the company's name or anonymously.
  • Maximum allowable tax advantages for donations.
  • Ability to donate a wide range of irrevocable charitable donations including cash, appreciated stock, pre-IPO stock, real estate and other assets.
  • No separate tax return, unlike a private foundation.

Your company will recieve the following benefits and services:

  • Knowledgeable staff with in-depth grantmaking and corporate giving expertise.
  • Highly personalized service tailored to your company's charitable and financial interests.
  • An easy and secure online portal so you can recommend grants 24/7.
  • Grants administration and processing. We issue checks to your chosen charities.
  • An array of investment options that are carefully selected and managed as part of our $6.5 billion portfolio.
  • Ability to have employees contribute to your fund during times of disaster.
  • Invitations to exclusive community foundation events with other donors and local nonprofit grantees.
  • SVCF offers several levels of service to meet your company's needs.