Magnify Community is a nonprofit initiative dedicated to building a movement to invest in Silicon Valley nonprofit organizations.
As advocates, connectors, and catalysts, we’re leveraging the expertise of existing organizations and piloting new tools to engage both new and experienced donors in the power of local giving. By making our community a top priority for philanthropists, we believe Silicon Valley can be a place for all of us.
Why we're here
The prosperity of Silicon Valley is not shared by all. By shining a spotlight on serious and often hidden problems, and highlighting local solutions, we aim to inspire local philanthropists to help build a strong future for our local community. Our goal is to make this the norm, and to activate an additional investment of $100M in local nonprofits by 2023, laying the foundation for enduring investment in the years to come.
What we believe
It's a simple idea: anyone who has found financial success in Silicon Valley should invest in the local community. That’s because when philanthropists back local nonprofits where they live, they can make a profound difference and also see the impact of their investment up close. For families with children, local giving also provides opportunities for the next generation to reflect on what they have, and learn how to make their community better for everyone.
How we work
We test ideas, bring people together, and spark action. As a nimble team, our goal is not to add any more layers but rather to link experts and resources to catalyze local philanthropy that will make a significant impact in our community. We’re continually testing unconventional ways to make the local philanthropic experience more satisfying, effective, and joyful.