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)
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 155,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Queens Grant High School VIP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Prescott College, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 950,363

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