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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treehouse WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Gideons International TN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Matriculate Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 420,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildflower Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sister Song, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Friendship Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,723,182

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