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)
International Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mercy House Living Centers CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Page SUM 1,910,799

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Population Connection United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 286,800

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