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.

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Page SUM 2,663,115

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Washington STEM Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
EUN Partnership AISBL Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,748,780

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