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)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc DE Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 508,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UMBC Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,750
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 291,250

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