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)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St Vincent de Paul Society MO Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
Page SUM 458,083

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Phillips Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,761,000

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