We’re here to inspire and guide Silicon Valley philanthropists and leaders to invest in fostering strong communities where they live.
The challenge we face here in Silicon Valley is stark.
Our region offers a world-changing culture of innovation, a beautiful natural environment, and a sense of boundless possibility. It is home to more than 86,000 millionaires and billionaires.
Yet despite this area’s riches, this is not a place of shared prosperity. A third of the people who live here cannot meet their basic needs without help. The number of homeless people in Silicon Valley outstrips San Francisco and continues to grow. Just miles away from some of the best schools in the country, the majority of third graders struggle to read. And even well-regarded community organizations are closing their doors due to rising real estate prices and difficulty retaining staff.
But here’s the good news: we can solve this.
In Silicon Valley, we know how to tackle hard problems. Just as our start-ups are changing the world, innovative and resilient community organizations are working every day to make Silicon Valley better: feeding, housing, mentoring, and training vulnerable people; creating remarkable arts; preserving our environment; caring for our seniors; changing policy to improve quality of life, and more. They are developing new ways to solve age-old challenges, and making the most of scarce resources.
But this essential work is only possible with the commitment of the leaders and philanthropists who call Silicon Valley home.
Enter Magnify Community
Magnify Community works collaboratively to change the way Silicon Valley donors think about investing in their community. We’re advocates, connectors, and catalysts who shine a spotlight on Silicon Valley’s hidden needs and the high-performing community nonprofits who are making a difference. We aim to make local giving easy, effective, joyful, and rewarding.
We aspire to catalyze $100 million in additional giving to nonprofit organizations serving Silicon Valley over the next three to five years, and lay a foundation for enduring investment that will make Silicon Valley better for all of us for generations to come.