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)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Full Circle Exchange International Inc ID General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Civic Leadership USA CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rye Presbyterian Church NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,689,946

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 840,100

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