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)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
R Street Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
B K S Iyengar Yoga Assn of No Cal San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Airlink Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Page SUM 1,513,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
R Street Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
B K S Iyengar Yoga Assn of No Cal San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Airlink Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Page SUM 1,513,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Archaeological Conservancy NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
School of Choice Education Organization IL Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
California Native Plant Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Renewable Energy & Appropriate Technology for the OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chicago Foundation for Women IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Christian Relief Fund TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 840
Henry Ford Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 505,040

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
R Street Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
B K S Iyengar Yoga Assn of No Cal United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Page SUM 1,513,700

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13280 records found.