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)
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University at Albany Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Opportunity Trust MO Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Bonds Inc CT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 855,613

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Asamblea de Pueblos Indigenas por la Soberania Alimentaria Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Hawaii Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Medical Corps United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resources for Human Development Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,779,875

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