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 Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 3,894,755

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rendell Center for Civics and Civic Engagement PA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
USAFA Endowment, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Equality Now, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 110,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 497,235

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