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)
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Civic Leadership USA CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rye Presbyterian Church NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Greater Washington Community Foundation DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 3,412,696

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporate Accountability International United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Selby Lane School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,657,500

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