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.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research WA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami UT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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