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)
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 620,200

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
River City Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Whittier College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,564,500

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