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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MERRAG United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alameda Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
The Carey School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Fishers Landing P T O United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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