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)
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Lighthouse Community Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 11,018,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 599,460

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