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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Young America's Foundation N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mind and Life Institute N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 580,723

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,195,383

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Foundation for American Freedom VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 690,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 547,275

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