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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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