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 Type Year Amount (USD)
Embarcadero Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. IA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation NM General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii HI Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Centennial State Ballet CO Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,215,866

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Page SUM 2,334,665

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