SVB Volunteers


SVB in the Community


Our employees worldwide support a variety of programs that focus on entrepreneurial development, community improvement, healthy living and the arts through fundraising and volunteerism.


Entrepreneurial Development

Astia was started in Silicon Valley in 1999 as a non-profit organization dedicated to identifying and promoting best-in-class women high-growth entrepreneurs. Today, it operates globally through a powerful network of men and women who embrace the vision of inclusive female-male top teams as an investment strategy. 

BUILD (Businesses United in Investing, Lending and Development)
BUILD is a social venture, chartered in September 1999, which bridges the divide between youth in East Palo Alto and Eastern Menlo Park and the business and intellectual resources of Silicon Valley. BUILD empowers youth from low-income communities to excel in the classroom, on the job, and beyond by giving them an education in entrepreneurship. By encouraging students to develop their own small businesses, BUILD extends traditional entrepreneurial education far beyond the classroom and provides students with real-world business experiences. Intensive involvement of local business and community leaders in mentoring and support of the students, and an operating youth incubator are central and distinctive components of the program. 

Glow Foundation
The Glow Foundation was founded in 2006 to address the financial barriers that high-potential, low-income students face in attending and graduating from college. Glow provides financial education, mentoring and "unmet need" scholarships to high potential college-ready students from under-resourced communities.

Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.

Operation Hope 
Operation HOPE, Inc. began in 1992 with the mission of making free enterprise work for everyone, including the working poor, the underserved and struggling middle class. It achieves its mission by providing financial literacy empowerment for youth and financial capability for communities within 300 U.S. Cities, as well as South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, and the United Arab Emirates.   


Community Partnerships

Best Buddies International
Best Buddies International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with intellectual disabilities by providing opportunities for one-to-one friendships and integrated employment.

HandsOn Bay Area
HandsOn Bay Area works with local nonprofits, schools and parks to identify high-impact, group-based volunteer projects. These projects may meet an ongoing need of an organization or its clients, or they may be one-time, large-scale transformations of facilities or green spaces. 

Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family Program
Adopt-a-Family pairs a needy family with a host who provides gifts and food for Christmas. Families included in this program have suffered a hardship that has temporarily set them back such as being burned out of their home; having a primary earner die or became ill; having a grandparent or family member suddenly become the guardian of a child/children; or unemployment.

Tech Gives Back
Tech Gives Back is a fun, interactive full-day event created to inspire visionary entrepreneurs, investors and community supporters from the innovation ecosystem to give back to the Boston community. SVB partners with Technology Underwriting Greater Good (TUGG) to make this annual event possible. 


Finding A Cure

Leukemia-Lymphoma Society
The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. LLS is the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services. SVB participates in LLS' two primary fundraisers: Team-in-Training and Light the Night.