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, and corporate 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)
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Grace Network CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Autism Science Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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