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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 858,285

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Goddard College Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 858,285

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 367,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 858,285

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13110 records found.