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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Workshop Houston United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Mary's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brisbane Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Catholic Charities USA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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