Our History

26 Years of Service

1990
The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley grew out of a special event.
The Hispanic Foundation Ball, which was first held in 1990 to raise awareness about issues affecting the Latino community, promote volunteerism, celebrate philanthropic leaders, and provide the funding vehicle to support nonprofit organizations serving the Hispanic community with cash grants. Over the course of its history, the event has become a powerful tool for building and channeling community philanthropy. 

The Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley has a long history of engagement with Silicon Valley’s Latino community and continues its strong ties in developing the community’s capacity to lead. Through the Hispanic Foundation Ball and other philanthropic programs, the Foundation has invested over $3.5 million in charitable resources in the success of Silicon Valley’s Latino community.