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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Washington United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Georgia Regents Research Institute, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -19,266
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,600
Radiating Hope Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 525
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,100
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,566
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Global Philadelphia Association Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
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