Your Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

A History of Community Philanthropy - Est. 1989

The first Hispanic Foundation Ball was held in 1990, as a way to ptomote Hispanic philanthropy, raise awareness about issues affecting the Latino community, and celebrate volunteerism. Since then, the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley has transformed and expanded its mission in an effort to achieve educational excellence, leadership development, and to convene and engage the community in our region.

With a common interest shared by all Silicon Valley residents in wanting the highest quality of life for our families and children, we stand together to make a difference where we live.
Who We Are
Who We Are

With a long history of engagement with Silicon Valley Latinos and Hispanic philanthropy, we continue to build strong ties in the community with leaders, corporate sponsors and influencers in our region.
How We Work
How We Work

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley is a tax-exempt organization, your gift is tax deductible as allowed by law. We offer a variety of corporate partnership opportunities including investing in a program or employer sponsored giving or matching gift programs for your employees. Additionally, we offer a variety of corporate partnership opportunities including sponsorship of our Annual Hispanic Foundation Ball.
Our Priorities
Our Priorities

01. Education Excellence

02. Leadership Development

03. Convening and Engaging
Our Mission
Our Mission

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley is dedicated to inspiring community philanthropy and engaging people to invest in the educational excellence, leadership development, research, and convening and engaging the Hispanic community to improve the quality of life for Latinos and the Silicon Valley region.
Our Vision
Our Vision

As a recognized leader in Hispanic philanthropy in Silicon Valley, inspiring Hispanic families and children to achieve educational excellence.

2019 Brochure: Rise and Thrive

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Our Timeline

  • 1989
    United Way of Santa Clara Valley, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Santa Clara County, & the Hispanic community center into a partnership
  • 1990
    First Hispanic Charity Ball
  • 1993
    Hispanic Charity Ball awards $68,000 in grants to local nonprofits
  • 1996
    Hispanic Charity Ball awards $172,000 in grants to local nonprofits
  • 1998
    Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley is officially incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit
  • 2001
    First adminstrative staff & office site
  • 2004
    HFSV launches the Silicon Valley Latina Scholarship Fund
  • 2005
    In collaboration with the Community Foundationof Silicon Valley, HFSV publishes Familia, Fe, y Communidad
  • 2006
    HFSV Board of Directors selects Teresa Alvarado as the first HFSV Executive Director
  • 2008
    Second year partnership with The Health Trust to award grants to nonprofits working to prevent childhood obesity
  • 2009
    HFSV Board of Directors selects former San Jose Mayor, Ron Gonzales, as President & CEO
  • 2010
    HFSV launches first STEM education excellence programs
  • 2011
    HFSV releases the first Silicon Valley Latino Report Card
    HFSV launches the Latino Board Leadership Academy (LBLA)
  • 2012
    The Hispanic Charity Ball is rebranded to the Hispanic Foundation Ball
  • 2013
    HFSV launches the Parent Education Academy (PEA)
  • 2014
    HFSV researches & publishes the Voices of Change report
  • 2015
    HFSV launches the Latinos in Technology Scholarship
  • 2016
    HFSV opens the Family College Success Center, serving over 2,000 K-12 students & their families annually to create a road map to & through college
  • 2018
    HFSV releases the second iteration of the Silicon Valley Latino Report Card
  • 2019
    HFSV celebrates 30 years of service to the Latino community
  • 1989
    United Way of Santa Clara Valley, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Santa Clara County, & the Hispanic community center into a partnership
  • 1990
    First Hispanic Charity Ball
  • 1993
    Hispanic Charity Ball awards $68,000 in grants to local nonprofits
  • 1996
    Hispanic Charity Ball awards $172,000 in grants to local nonprofits
  • 1998
    Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley is officially incorporated as a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit
  • 2001
    First adminstrative staff & office site
  • 2004
    HFSV launches the Silicon Valley Latina Scholarship Fund
  • 2005
    In collaboration with the Community Foundationof Silicon Valley, HFSV publishes Familia, Fe, y Communidad
  • 2006
    HFSV Board of Directors selects Teresa Alvarado as the first HFSV Executive Director
  • 2008
    Second year partnership with The Health Trust to award grants to nonprofits working to prevent childhood obesity
  • 2009
    HFSV Board of Directors selects former San Jose Mayor, Ron Gonzales, as President & CEO
  • 2010
    HFSV launches first STEM education excellence programs
  • 2011
    HFSV releases the first Silicon Valley Latino Report Card
    HFSV launches the Latino Board Leadership Academy (LBLA)
  • 2012
    The Hispanic Charity Ball is rebranded to the Hispanic Foundation Ball
  • 2013
    HFSV launches the Parent Education Academy (PEA)
  • 2014
    HFSV researches & publishes the Voices of Change report
  • 2015
    HFSV launches the Latinos in Technology Scholarship
  • 2016
    HFSV opens the Family College Success Center, serving over 2,000 K-12 students & their families annually to create a road map to & through college
  • 2018
    HFSV releases the second iteration of the Silicon Valley Latino Report Card
  • 2019
    HFSV celebrates 30 years of service to the Latino community