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)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
The Management Center DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,673,225

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
B-Word Worldwide United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resonate Workshops United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heriot-Watt University Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 88,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 462,300

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