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)
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundations, Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
One Child CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc NJ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,728,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Greater Houston Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,088,951

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