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)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A ND United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,750,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
USAFA Endowment, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,846,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids First Enterprise N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Didtechnology Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,801,625

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids First Enterprise United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Didtechnology Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
California History Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,801,625

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13110 records found.