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 Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 22,829,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Israel Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eden Reforestation Projects United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 792,906

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