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 State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
James Lick High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Piedmont Hills High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lead Mine Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Fishing Academy Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Ruskin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
Jordan Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
POETIC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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