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)
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Tahoe Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Kidney Foundation Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 117,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Calmer Choice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 629,200

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