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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 358,258

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington STEM Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
EUN Partnership AISBL Belgium Education Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Siyafunda Community Technology Center South Africa Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Shane's Inspiration United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,106,780

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