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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Leland High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cake4kids CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 83,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Radiosurgery Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Overlake Service League United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,212,125

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