Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Enroll Indy Inc N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 4,337,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Asso. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 683,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 249,332

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