Jack Mahoney

Program Officer, Civic Participation

Jack MahoneyJack Mahoney is the Civic Participation Program Officer at Silicon Valley Community Foundation and joined SVCF in early 2018.

Jack has a background in advancing public participation and political transparency both domestically and internationally. Early in his career, he worked as an organizer on progressive campaigns across the country and brings lessons from his experience into his work today. More recently, Jack worked in the international development field to promote good governance. He spent over five years at the Open Government Partnership, an international initiative started by the Obama Administration to bring governments and civil society together to build more transparent, accountable and participatory institutions. He held a variety of roles at OGP, rising to become a Program Officer focused on supporting governments in the Asia-Pacific region.

In his current role, Jack is building SVCF's first grantmaking strategy dedicated to promoting civic participation in Silicon Valley. He holds an MSc in Public Management and Governance from the London School of Economics and a BS in Religious Studies and Political Science from Santa Clara University.