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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Indian Law Resource Center MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals On Wheels of Boulder Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Help Animals India WA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 150
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 3,458

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Urban Forests United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas University Endowment Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 5,000

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