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)
University of Edinburgh USA Devolopment Trust Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 102,041
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project WA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
City Year, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition MN Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Buddhist Global Relief NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,058,159

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,100
Page SUM 5,190,200

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