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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 123,740

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 324,909

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 324,909

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