Silicon Valley Community Foundation

For The Strategic Planning Project

  • Amount
    $265,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    8/5/2019
  • Term
    10 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) was formed in 2007 and advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems, engaging donors to make the region and world a better place. Shifts within the foundation and changes in the economic landscape and in the philanthropic sector have resulted in SVCF entering into a strategic planning process with The Bridgespan Group to help them develop their blueprint for the future. This project grant will support a strategic planning process, which will be carried out in four phases, from mid-June 2019 and concluding on April 14, 2020. The phases include (a) aligning on point of departure and initial strategic opportunities; (b) assessing and defining initial impact goals and donor strategies; (c) framing, assessing, and fleshing out strategy options; and (d) finalizing a strategic plan and an implementation plan.
About the Grantee
Address
2440 West El Camino Real Suite 300, Mountain View, CA, 94040-1498, United States
Grants to this Grantee
for strengthening Latinx‐led or serving orgs by investing in capacity and leadership activities  
Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a leading connector and collaborator in the region. This grant will support targeted, long-term investments for Silicon Valley’s nonprofits that serve Latinx communities or have Latinx leadership. This grant will contribute to sustaining investments and resources to eradicate systemic and institutional racism.
for support of the Regional Planning Strategy  
As part of the Great Communities Collaborative, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation will work to change the current sprawl approach to development which negatively impacts underserved communities both economically and environmentally. The organization will focus on San Jose’s Diridon Station area,where there is an opportunity to merge better transit with affordable housing and good jobs as part of the redevelopment of the area. The long-term goal of the Collaborative is to change the trajectory of growth in the Bay Area by having half of the new homes built by 2030 be in walkable communities; at affordable prices; near transit, services, and jobs; and with access to recreation and open space.
for support of Silicon Valley Gives, a 2014 fundraising drive for Bay Area nonprofits  
Silicon Valley Gives is an effort, spearheaded by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, to launch a 24-hour online giving event in 2014 to encourage broad donor support of local Silicon Valley nonprofits. A series of matches and prizes will be offered to help incentivize donor participation. The Silicon Valley project marks one example of a national effort overseen by the Council on Foundations to honor the 100th birthday of community foundations - on May 6, 2014 community foundations across the country will participate. In preparation, SVCF will offer a series of targeted trainings to help strengthen the capacity of local nonprofits to promote themselves through social media and other online methods. Silicon Valley Gives will then leverage and expand on the broader national marketing effort to bring attention to the local role of community foundations and to drive support to local nonprofits, focusing on San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.

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