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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Liberty Institute TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Human Rights First NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope in A Suitcase CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 208,814

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
California Waterfowl Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,160,115

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