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)
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
The Kings Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 264,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Overlake Service League United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Washington STEM Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
EUN Partnership AISBL Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Siyafunda Community Technology Center South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,009,780

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