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 $3,500,000 in charitable resources in the success of Silicon Valley’s Latino community.
2018 Hispanic Foundation Ball Steering Committee
ProductionFrances Gonzalez, Chair Margarita DeAvila
Media RelationsKarla Rodriguez, Chair
La Familia AwardMaria Garcia, Chair
Christina Ramos, Vice Chair