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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 102,098
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 357,013

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
OneGoal United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Julian Cho Society Belize Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,394,850

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