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 Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Duke University NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Maccabi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 845,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family and Children Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 280,468

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