Upward Mobility

SILICON VALLEY: The Silicon Valley Leadership Group was created by David Packard of Hewlett-Packard with the vision of business leaders and government working together to improve economic vitality and quality of life priorities in the region. With this core foundational mission in mind, the Leadership Group reached out to partner with the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors and Silicon Valley Community Foundation to co-create the Housing Trust Silicon Valley in 1998. In its first 17 years, the Silicon Valley Housing Trust has raised more than $110 million in voluntary contributions and leveraged more than $2.5 billion in private development; helping 25,000 individuals and families.