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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Greater Houston Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Hawaii United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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