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 State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 759,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,977,800

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