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Silicon Valley Community Foundation SVCF facilitates donor-initiated impact investments from donor advised funds, often working closesly with the donor's financial advisor/family office.

Foundation

OVERVIEW

Description

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is a comprehensive center of philanthropy. We partner with donors to strengthen the common good locally and throughout the world. As the largest community foundation in the world, we facilitate donor-initiated impact investments (direct, funds, PRI or MRI) from donor advised funds, often working closely with a donor's investment advisor or family office to vet and implement investments from a portfolio managed by the finacial advisor/family office. SVCF also offers the Social Impact Pool, a $100 million portfolio and investment option for donor advised funds that seeks to make a positive social and environmental impact in addition to a competive financial return.

FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA

Provides direct investment

INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS

Agriculture; Arts, Culture, Handicrafts; Civic Participation; Clean and Green Technology; Education; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation; Enterprise Development, SME; Environment, Climate Change; Fair Trade, Organic Products; Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance; Food and Nutrition; Housing, Shelter, Homelessness; Natural Resources / Conservation; Sanitation, Waste Management; Tech; Water; Women, Girls

Stages

  • 3) Prototype/ Pilot
  • 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue
  • 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction
  • 6) Solidifying Operations
  • 7) Rapid Growth

social vs. financial return preference

  • 3: Balanced

Types of entities

  • For Profit
  • Non-Profit
  • Hybrid

providing funding for these regions

  • US, Canada
  • Global

funding types

  • Grants / Donations
  • Debt
  • Rev Share / Quasi Equity
  • Convertible
  • Equity

DEALS