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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 465,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,007,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Personal Ponies Limited GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union Square Business Improvement District CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Council of Jewish Women Incorporated NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Andrews Presbyterian College NC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,556,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity India Trust India Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,007,150

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13110 records found.