AAPIP Voices

[video] AAPIP 2010: Emmett Carson, CEO/President of Silicon Valley Community Foundation


As we approach AAPIP’s 20th anniversary on October 20, 2010, and the AAPIP National Philanthropy Summit: Building Democratic Philanthropy, we’ll be sharing observations and thoughts from key leaders about AAPIP’s twenty years of advocacy for communities and within the field of philanthropy. We’re pleased to start with one of AAPIP’s longest-running supporters, Emmett Carson, CEO/President of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Mr. Carson joined the Silicon Valley Community Foundation as CEO in 2006, following a 12-year tenure as the CEO/President of The Minneapolis Foundation. Prior to that, he led The Ford Foundation’s worldwide grantmaking program on philanthropy and the non-profit sector.  In each of these roles, Mr. Carson has been an effective and respected advocate for social justice. He provided AAPIP with one of our first Institutional Memberships while at The Ford Foundation, and continued to do the same at each succeeding institution. We are pleased to partner with Mr. Carson and with the Silicon Valley Communty Foundation in observance of our 20th year of advocating on behalf of communities within the field philanthropy.

To find out more about Mr. Carson and the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, please click here.