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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Irvine Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Small Things United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Shine Global, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
National Yiddish Book Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Troy Andrews Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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