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)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Snowchange Cooperative N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universita Di Roma Tor Vergata N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 459,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Child Mind Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boston Baroque Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 135,250

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