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 State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri UT Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,449,562

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Westgate Community Bible Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
City of Hope United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,251,936

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