Silicon Valley Technology and Social Finance: Aligning Values and Community Change

A Case Study of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation


How is Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) redefining "community" locally, nationally, and globally?


This case examines how SVCF, the largest community foundation in the world with more than US$8 billion in assets, helps high tech billionaires turn their charitable investments into powerful social change in 91 countries. SVCF uses a variety of tools, including grantmaking, donor advised funds, program-related investments, mission-driven investments, and social impact bonds. This analysis also examines what can go wrong when Silicon Valley values don't align with community needs.

A copy of this case is available for download here.