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, and corporate 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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association N/A MT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Waipa Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 479,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arcadia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every Student Every Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Real Hope for Haiti N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,550,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Every Student Every Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of Phillips Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Momentum Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campaign for Black Male Achievement Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Page SUM 1,725,400

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