Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

This website is owned and operated by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in support of Choose Children 2018, a statewide campaign committed to ensuring California’s next governor is a champion for young children. This initiative is led by the Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s Center for Early Learning in partnership with community, business, philanthropic, and educational leaders throughout California. Silicon Valley Community Foundation is committed to honoring the privacy of all those we work with, including visitors to our website and subscribers to our electronic newsletters.

Personal Information

Your right to privacy is very important to us. We recognize that providing Silicon Valley Community Foundation with your personal information is an act of trust. When you visit Silicon Valley Community Foundation and Choose Children 2018 online, you remain anonymous, as we do not require registration to view our website or access information.

We may occasionally ask for your feedback via surveys or other communications to better understand your interests and needs. We will also request information through online forms used to register for a foundation event or request use of our conference facilities. The foundation does not share or make public any personal information gathered through our website.

Public Information

Under IRS Code, the following foundation documents are public information:

IRS Forms 990 and affiliated schedules for the past three years.
Exemption letter from the IRS.
Approved application for exemption with supporting documentation.
Lists of our donors, other than those published in the Silicon Valley Community Foundation annual report, are not available to the public. We do not reveal the name of anonymous donors to the recipient of a grant.

Third Party Sites

Throughout our website(s), we offer links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review their privacy policies as well.


If at any time you wish to stop receiving Choose Children 2018’s electronic newsletters or other communications, or to be removed from our email list, you may unsubscribe from that list as explained in each message. Choose Children 2018 and Silicon Valley Community Foundation will not give your email addresses to other organizations; however, we may occasionally send you mailings regarding events, products or services by reputable third parties if we think they may be of interest to you. In such circumstances, we do not provide the organization with your information, but send the mailing ourselves.

Questions and Comments

We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or to request information from the foundation, please send an email to or write to:

Silicon Valley Community Foundation ATTN: Communications and Marketing, Privacy Policy 2440 West El Camino Real, Suite 300 Mountain View, California 94040-1498 Last Revised: 09/20/17