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 Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ActionAid USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,140,042

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Italian Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 787,521

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