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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc MA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Unbounded Learning Inc NY Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Page SUM 15,734,078

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Orleans Start Up Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 205,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Page SUM 4,020,260

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