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, and corporate 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)
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chemists Without Borders Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area TX General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Valor Collegiate Academies TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,828,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Christian Missionary Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Black Media United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Stuttering Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 6,861,188

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