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)
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 216,753
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Black Families CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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