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)
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
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
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
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Justice Committee Inc NY Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 4,884
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare NE Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,618,748

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Stanly Community College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
United Way Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Inside the Outdoors Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fishers Landing P T O United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Corporate Advised 2018 150
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
I4Farmers Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 148,377
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 493,165

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