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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African Communities Together N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Alpine County Sheriff's Department N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African Communities Together N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Alpine County Sheriff's Department N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Groundswell Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
International Rescue Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bowdoin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kenya Livestock Marketing Council N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,150
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