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)
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Flourish Agenda CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services AK Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Page SUM 1,369,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Paws Up for Veterans United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Mary's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities USA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 689,512

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