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)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,304,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,304,725

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Malala Fund NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Pacific University OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Refugee Committee MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 5,746,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 499,926
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,304,725

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13110 records found.