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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
HIAS, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Community Learning Center Institute OH Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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