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)
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US WA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Almaden Neighborhood Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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