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)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Immigration Council PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
School of Choice Education Organization IL Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea HI Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,014,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
World Bicycle Relief NFP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Representation Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 220,977

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