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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John B. Riebli Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 81,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Overlake Service League United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington STEM Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
EUN Partnership AISBL Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,521,780

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