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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Circle Economy N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
American Gateways N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Council for Economic Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 315,910
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
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