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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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