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)
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 1,474,239

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Good Shepherd Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Feather River Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 1,474,239

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute CO Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,040,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Good Shepherd Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 1,474,239

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13110 records found.