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)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Orange Countys United Way CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,516,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Education Initiative United States Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Healthy Democracy Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
18 Reasons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,488,700

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