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 State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 288,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Adopt A Boxer Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Personal Ponies Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Rescue Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisa Immaculata United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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