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)
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Mateo County Law Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rapid Resist Action CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westside Baby United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greater Washington Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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