With $1.5 billion in assets, Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) is now the fourth largest community foundation in the country, right after the New York Community Trust, the Cleveland Foundation (the oldest of all community foundations), and the Chicago Community Trust. Although building assets is an important task for community foundations, having impact on communities is equally crucial, believes Emmett Carson, the inaugural president and CEO of SVCF. On that score, Carson says, communi…

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