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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 27,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Callipeplon Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tor Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,422,000

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