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 Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. IA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation NM General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii HI Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Commemorative Air Force TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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