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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art Council Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,372,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Press Law Center Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BRIC Arts Media Bklyn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,143,601

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