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)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Richmond United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Boxing Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Plug in America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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