Silicon Valley Community Foundation® Makes All Forms Of Philanthropy More Powerful.

We provide visionary community leadership by identifying emerging challenges in our region. We address those challenges through our grantmaking programs, our research and our ability to bring together diverse groups of problem-solvers. We build and energize a community of philanthropists who strengthen the common good.

One of our core strengths is professional investment management of the funds individual and corporate donors entrust to us. Unlike financial management companies, we offer expert guidance on the art and science of giving. We use our expertise to make giving easy and effective, helping donors achieve their philanthropic goals whether local, national or international.

Our leadership is rooted in our strong point of view on social equality as well as our collaborative relationships with the nonprofit groups and institutions advancing the best ideas. 

Current Opportunities for Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Description: This scholarship was created in 1995 to honor the late Bobette Bibo Gugliotta, author of several books, including Katzimo: Mysterious Mesa; Pigboat 39, about a World War II submarine; and Women of Mexico: The Consecrated and the Commoners, 1519-1900. In 1930, when she was 11 years old, Mrs. Gugliotta wrote a story about a mouse who later became Mickey! Mrs. Gugliotta married U.S. Navy Ensign Guy F. Gugliotta in 1940. They lived in several cities in the United States and Latin America before retiring to the Peninsula in 1962. Her family and friends remember her as wife, mother, hostess and one who was “never bored, never tired, always curious.”

Crain Educational Grants Program

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 24, 2018
Description: This program was established in 1987 in memory of Dr. R. Carter Crain and Mildred E. Crain, through Mrs. Crain's will. The purpose of the scholarship is to enable high school graduates to pursue courses of study that they would otherwise be unable to follow due to limited financial means. The selection committee looks for academic promise, documented perseverance in activities outside the classroom, the quality of the personal statement and personal characteristics such as honesty, good judgment and commitment to serving the community. Students may apply to both the Crain Educational Grant Program and the Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program, but may receive only one of these scholarships.

Curry Award for Girls and Young Women

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 24, 2018
Description:  

This fund was established by Eleanor Williams Curry, an active civic leader on the Peninsula. Scholarships are awarded to young women who are self-motivated, need financial support and attempt to achieve despite tremendous obstacles. Young women who have dropped out of school for reasons beyond their control, or have undergone unusual hardships to remain in school are encouraged to apply. The selection committee also considers circumstances related to possible ethnic or racial discrimination, physical disability or the choice of a nontraditional area of study.

Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation Scholarship

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 24, 2018
Description: This scholarship was established in 2006 through a gift from the Eustace-Kwan Family Foundation. This scholarship is designed to help promising graduating high school students access college and current college students getting ready to enroll or already enrolled in a four year institution continue and complete their college education. The selection committee looks for students who are focused, able to articulate clear goals, determined to succeed in their chosen field of study and career, and whose educational opportunities will be increased by financial assistance. In addition, the selection committee will take into consideration the overall quality of the personal statement and whether a students' activities align with stated goals. Special consideration will be given to working students.

Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 24, 2018
Description: This program was established in 2001 through the Trust of Mrs. Hazel Reed Baumeister, a longtime resident of Burlingame. Mrs. Baumeister attended business school and worked from 1933 to 1939 as confidential executive secretary to United States Senator Pat McCarran of Nevada. The purpose of the scholarship, established in her memory, is to support high school graduates of high academic achievement who would be unable to pursue higher education without financial assistance. The selection committee looks for academic promise, documented perseverance in activities outside the classroom, the quality of the personal statement and personal characteristics such as honesty, good judgment and commitment to serving the community. Students may apply to both the Crain Educational Grant Program and the Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program, but may receive only one of these scholarships.

Odette Moren Scholarship

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 24, 2018
Description: The Odette Moren Scholarship program was established through a generous gift from the Odette R. Moren Living Trust. Odette Moren was born in France and immigrated to the United States in her early 20's. She spent her career teaching French and, later, operating a bistro in Palo Alto. It was her desire to dedicate part of her estate to provide scholarship opportunities to students from East Palo Alto.

Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 24, 2018
Description: The Ruppert Educational Grant Program was established through a trust and bequest agreement by Ralph Hale Ruppert and Lenore Martha Ruppert in memory of their mothers, Nellie Hale Ruppert and Amanda Miller Edwards. The program is designed to assist young people who have financial need and are willing to help themselves. Scholarships are awarded to 'late bloomers' - those students who show academic promise and improvement during the last years of high school or in the first few years of college, but are unlikely to receive other scholarships because of their low GPA's.

Sand Hill Scholars Program

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 24, 2018
Description: The Sand Hill Scholars Program was created by Thomas W. Ford and Susan B. Ford, and is underwritten by the Sand Hill Foundation. This program provides scholarships for promising students whose educational opportunities and success will be increased by financial assistance, mentoring, college and career success training, and summer internship opportunities. Special considerations are given to students who graduated from the Ravenswood City School District. The selection committee looks for students who have shown leadership in educational and community or job-related activities outside the school environment, and have overcome hardships to remain in school. Award recipients must be willing to participate actively in workshop and mentoring activities throughout their undergraduate careers.

The Abby Sobrato Scholarship

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: February 24, 2018
Description: This community foundation managed scholarship fund was established by John Matthew Sobrato in memory of his mother, who inspired him to go into teaching, and to give expanded scholarship opportunities for students attending Latino College Prep Academy in San José, CA.

The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

Opportunity Type: Scholarship
Application Deadline: March 07, 2018
Description: The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship was established in 2010 in memory of Police Chief Harold Johnson to provide financial support to students who plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. These scholarships are designed to recognize students who demonstrate a passion for public service, academic potential, leadership and financial need.

Contact Information

Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300
Mountain View, CA 94040
www.siliconvalleycf.org