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)
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Harmony Program N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,709,742

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,709,742

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pound Puppy Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gracefull Foundation CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 307,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance Defending Freedom United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,709,742

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13110 records found.