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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rural Development Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heart for the City United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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