SVCF's 10th Anniversary

Join us in celebrating SVCF's 10th anniversary in 2017! 

In 2007, SVCF was formed through the merger of two community foundations: the Peninsula Community Foundation and Community Foundation Silicon Valley. Since then, SVCF has been a leader in addressing our communities’ most challenging problems and helping families, individuals and corporations manage their philanthropy – locally, nationally and globally.

Impact at a glance

During the past 10 years, SVCF has:

  • Awarded nearly $4.3 billion total in grants from all types of SVCF funds around the world
  • Awarded $2.4 billion (of the total $4.3 billion in grants) to charities in the nine-county Bay Area
  • Grown to support 2,000 donors and their funds (donor advised, corporate and other)
  • Become the largest community foundation in the world, with more than $8 billion in assets under management

Special anniversary grants

To celebrate our anniversary, SVCF is pleased to offer a special round of grants in 2017. These Anniversary Grants will award $100,000 each to 10 nonprofits working in these key areas: education, economic security, immigration, building strong communities, and civic engagement and participation through technology. Learn more!

About our first decade

A new report titled "The World is Home" chronicles SVCF's work and impact throughout the past 10 years. As stated in the report, "SVCF has redefined the nature of community and what it means to be a community foundation. It has earned a reputation both locally and globally for trusted leadership, transparency, neutrality, creativity, competence and compassion."

Making a difference through our local grantmaking strategies

SVCF is committed to making an impact on our community's most challenging problems. Our local strategic grantmaking focuses on four key areas: economic security, education, immigration and building strong communities. Read about our work in each of these areas through our reports below:

Economic Security



Building Strong Communities

Economic Security


ImmigrationBuilding Strong Communities

Learn more about SVCF

Use the resources below to learn more about our work and impact: