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 Type Year Amount (USD)
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 629,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,948,162

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