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)
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The School Garden Project of Lane County OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thorn NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Ohio Campus Compact OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 3,151,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Create Good Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,945,712

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