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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mentors International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Asian American Donor Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CelebrateMercy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kailash Satyarthi Childrens Foundation of America, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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