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)
OC International, Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucy Burns Institute Inc WI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Organ Alliance Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Education Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Federation Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,002,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philabundance United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 90,220

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