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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Telluride Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,333,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 21,250

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