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)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Embarcadero Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. IA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation NM General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii HI Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 415,438

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