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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Centro Presente Inc. MA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Oneamerica WA Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Child Trends Incorporated MD Sciences Committee Advised 2018 31,601
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Committee Advised 2018 500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Center for the Study of Social Policy DC Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,576,204

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
PENCIL INC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Castle Rock Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Inn Between of Longmont Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Drueding Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Starting Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
PS 70 Max Schoenfeld United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Uniunea Profesorilor de Informatica din Romania Romania Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 308,519

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