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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2018 116,534
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,479,234

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Denver Dumb Friends League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 656,900

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