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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Western Landowners Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gardens Edge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -30,886
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CNatureNet N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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