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)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 309,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 84,400

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