History

History

Silicon Valley Community Foundation began with a bold new mission to transcend county lines and solve problems more effectively.

On July 12, 2006 the boards of Peninsula Community Foundation and Community Foundation Silicon Valley decided to merge into one, united foundation capable of creating positive regional change on a larger scale. Silicon Valley Community Foundation officially launched on Jan. 1, 2007. One of the nation’s leading nonprofit executives, Emmett D. Carson, Ph. D. was appointed CEO of SVCF.

SVCF is focused on solving the most challenging problems, improving the quality of life and inspiring greater civic participation throughout the region. Our current grantmaking strategies are economic security, education, immigration and building strong communities.

For more information on SVCF's history, read the report on our founding and view our timeline of milestones.