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 Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 604,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Elementary School District United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 150,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,299,500

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