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)
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Glenbard West High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Project Amigo CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,765
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the United States Army Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 668,665

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Stories United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 601,908

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