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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Brigham Young University UT Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
DC Independent Film Festival DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 725,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Care Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gracefull Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 900
Plenty International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 360,500

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