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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peten Health United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Museums of Kenya Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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