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 Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Jewish Council for Public Affairs NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Page SUM 1,119,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burundi Friends International United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 599,800

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