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)
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Food Program USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 889,539

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peace Building Center Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hi-Hope Service Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,406,250

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