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)
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Foundation GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,682,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact NW United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Council on Clean Transportation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 445,300

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