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)
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indiana University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc PR Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Page SUM 164,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
GirlVentures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,130,700

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