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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
L A Works Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Law Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rapid Resist Action CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
EUN Partnership AISBL Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Siyafunda Community Technology Center South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 223,030

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