Today, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation Board of Directors proudly announces that after an extensive search process, Nicole Taylor has been named the new President and Chief Executive Officer of SVCF.

SVCF advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties, and helps connect donors’ interests to the most pressing needs throughout our community. In Nicole Taylor, the Board Search Committee found a leader who brings together a rich background in Bay Area philanthropy, nonprofit administration and fundraising with extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. Nicole embodies SVCF’s values of courage, collaboration, accountability and more. Her eagerness to join SVCF at such an important point in our history speaks to her great enthusiasm for serving the community and her commitment to working with SVCF staff to ensure the organization is both a great place to work and a powerful partner to those working for social change. Nicole will meet with all SVCF staff over the course of the coming days and weeks, and she is eager to meet with our nonprofit and community partners, our donors, and all members of our community.

“I am thrilled to be coming to SVCF and back to Silicon Valley. My roots are in the Bay Area nonprofit and philanthropic sectors, and I have lived in this region most of my adult life,” said Nicole Taylor. “Silicon Valley is a region of contrasts, one in which deep social challenges are often masked by the high-profile innovation culture. There is important work to be done in partnership with our donors, our community organizations and our civic and business leaders, and I am excited about the issues and challenges the organization is looking to tackle. I’m honored for the opportunity to join SVCF’s dedicated staff and help further its mission.”

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