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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,575,965

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
William Winsor School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ukraine Orphan Outreach United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Tech United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bags of Love United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Giving in Motion Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Campbell Union High School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Politecnico di Torino Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Food for Children Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 689,000

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