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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Women Win Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Chicago IL Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Barnard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Catholic Conference CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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