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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Diocese of Central Florida Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,108,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 724,550

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