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, and corporate 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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
K9s for Warriors Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Korean American Community Services, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Council of Young Israel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Stories N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,228,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lesley University MA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medical University of South Carolina SC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ayuda DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beautiful Day CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -284,446
National Yiddish Book Center Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Northern California Association of Equine Practitioners CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
Page SUM 376,154

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 8,050
Monash University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 423,449
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2019 188,144
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Australian National University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 275,958
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,800
STREAT Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Technical and Further Education Commission (TAFE) NSW Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Thrive Refugee Enterprise Australia Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
University of New South Wales Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 83,400
Australian Business and Community Network Limited Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Box Hill Institute Australia Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,250
Page SUM 2,307,695

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