CEO and President
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Emmett D. Carson, Ph.D., is the founding CEO of Silicon Valley Community Foundation. An international thought leader in the field of philanthropy, in 2006 he led the unprecedented merger of two community foundations, creating SVCF. With a growth in assets from $1.4 billion to over $6.5 billion, SVCF is the nation’s largest community foundation and in the top 10 among all types of foundations. SVCF’s 1,700 family and corporate donor funds support a wide range of causes in the Bay Area, across the nation and around the world.